Deck the Hall, Christmas Tree Cutting Permits Available Next Week


Many take part in the tradition of venturing into the forests to hunt for their Christmas tree during the holiday season. The national forests will have Permits for tree hunting available for purchase starting on November 1

The Lassen National Forest says the experience is sure to offer a memorable experience with the family, whether it has been your longstanding tradition or the start of one.
Forest officials add that by cutting your tree, you are also helping to improve forest health. The permit system helps to thin densely populated stands of small-diameter trees. Removing these trees in designated areas helps other trees grow larger and can open spaces that provide food for wildlife.
Christmas tree-cutting permits go on sale from November 1, 2023, through December 22, 2023. You may purchase a permit through the mail, at any of our district offices and Supervisor’s Office during regular business hours, or from one of these local vendors:

Susanville Supermarket IGA
50 Grand Ave.
Susanville, CA 96130

Store open 5-10, 7 days a week; permits purchased at the customer service desk.

Intermountain Hardware
201 Main Street
Chester, CA 96020
M-Sa 7:30-5, Su 8-4

Lake Almanor Ace Hardware
417 Main Street
Chester, CA 96020
M-Sa 8:30-5, Su 10-4

Zavaterro’s Grocery
15509 Nopel Ave.
Forest Ranch, CA 95942
M-Sa 9-8, Su 9-7

Collier Hardware
105 Broadway
Chico, CA 95928
M-F 8-5, Sa 9-5, Su 10-4

Chico True Value Hardware
936 Mangrove Ave.
Chico, CA 95926
M-F 8-5:30, Sa 8-5, Su 10-3

Butte Meadows Resort
7473 Humboldt Road
Butte Meadows, CA 95942
W 12-5, Th-Su 9-6

Permits are $10.00 each, with a maximum of two permits per household. Mail order forms must be received no later than December 9, 2023, for processing.
Though tree cutting is permitted through December 25, we recommend cutting early in the season before higher elevations become snowbound.
Check the Lassen Natl Forest Services website for office hours, locations, and more information, including maps, a list of local vendors selling Christmas tree-cutting permits, and tips for cutting your Christmas tree.


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