Christmas tree permits for the Coconino National Forest are now available for over-the-counter purchase.
Permits are $15 and can be paid for by cash or personal check. Christmas tree permits are issued one per household and are first-come, first-serve until sold out. Phone orders cannot be accepted.
Instructions and a map will be provided with each permit. Cutting dates are
Nov. 20 through Dec. 24.
The Red Rock Ranger District has 200 permits for pinyon pine or juniper trees. Cutting areas are located near Stoneman Lake off Interstate 17 and near 13-Mile Rock off Highway 260. Permits are available at the Red Rock District visitor building on Highway 179, one mile south of the Village of Oak Creek between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily.
The Mogollon Rim Ranger District has 250 permits for fir trees. The cutting area is along the Mogollon Rim at the south end of Dane and McClintock Ridges. Permits are available at the Mogollon Rim Ranger Station on Highway 87 between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call (928) 477-2255 for more information.