The Bureau of Land Management will begin selling Christmas tree cutting permits for $5 each on Monday.
Permits allow the cutting of pinyon pines or juniper trees in designated areas, primarily in the Pinenut Mountains between Carson City and Yerington, the Clan Alpine and Desatoya mountains east of Fallon, and the Excelsior Mountains southeast of Hawthorne.
Permits are available at the Bureau of Land Management, 5665 Morgan Mill Road; C-A-L Ranch, 2035 N. Carson St.; Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce, 1477 U.S. Highway 395 N., Suite A, in Gardnerville; Bureau of Land Management, 1340 Financial Blvd. in Reno; Galena Creek Visitor Center on Mt. Rose Highway; Community Action Center, 924 Fifth St. in Hawthorne; University of Nevada Reno, Cooperative Extension, 111 Sheckler Road in Fallon; Middlegate Station, 48 miles east of Fallon at 42500 U.S. Highway 50; and Cold Springs Station, 62 miles east of Fallon at 52500 U.S. Highway 50.
Maps and directions are available with each permit. There’s no limit to the number of permits that may be purchased. Permits are for individual use only; collection of trees for resale requires another permit.
Tree cutters are advised to wear warm clothes and bring a first aid kit, extra food and water, heavy rope or chains, shovels and tire chains. Also, some areas may be inaccessible after snowfall, so it’s advisable to cut trees early in the season.
For information, call Coreen Francis at 775-885-6161, or send an email to Coreen_Francis@blm.gov.