Carson City district of BLM selling Christmas tree permits

End of Christmas. Old discarded christmas tree.

End of Christmas. Old discarded christmas tree.

The Bureau of Land Management, Carson City District, will begin selling Christmas tree cutting permits on Nov. 13. The permit is valid through Dec. 24.

The permit allows the purchaser to cut only a pinyon pine or juniper tree (the cutting of all other tree species is prohibited) on BLM-administered lands, primarily in the Pine Nut Mountains between Carson City and Yerington, the Clan Alpine and Desatoya Mountains east of Fallon, and the Excelsior Mountains southeast of Hawthorne.

Permits cost $5. Upon purchase of a permit, maps and permit stipulations will be provided. No more than 10 permits may be purchased by one individual; the permits are for individual use only. Collection of trees for resale requires a special permit.

Tree cutters should be prepared with warm clothing, first aid kit, extra food and water, heavy rope or chain, shovel and tire chains, in the event of bad road conditions or inclement weather. Some cutting areas may be inaccessible after snowfall, so it is advisable to cut trees early in the season.

The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest began selling Christmas tree permits Nov. 1.

For information, contact Amanda Amar, Carson City BLM Forest Products manager, at 775-885-6000 or aamar@blm.gov

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