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Lassen National Forest: It’s Christmas Tree Time!

Thanksgiving is over and families are making their annual trip to the woods to find that absolutely perfect Christmas tree, and tree cutting permits are on sale now through the U.S. Forest Service.

Each permit allows for the cutting of one tree on National Forest land. Permits sell for $10.00 a piece and the maximum allowed per household is two permits. Permits are on sale until Monday, December 16th,

Along with the Christmas tree permit tag you will also get a map showing cutting areas, requirements and helpful tips.

Permits may also be purchased through the mail. Mailed requests for permits must be received by December 9th, and should be directed to your nearest Forest Service office.

To expedite your request the Forest Service asks that you write ‘Christmas Tree Permit’ on the outside of the envelope.

When purchasing by mail, please include the following: printed name and address to which the permits are to be mailed; your daytime telephone number; and a check or money order for $10.00 per tree, made out to: “USDA Forest Service”.

Also please provide the name of the person who will be signing the permit and cutting the tree. Be sure your driver’s license number is on the check. Please allow at least one week for processing of your request. For more tips and information go to the Lassen National Forest website at or call the Eagle Lake Ranger Station at 530.257.4188.

In Susanville you can purchase your permits Monday through Friday 8:00 to 4:30 from one of two offices; The Eagle Lake Ranger Station 477-050 Eagle Lake Road or Forest Headquarters at 2550 Riverside Drive.

In Chester permits are available at the Almanor Ranger Station, 900 East Highway 36, Monday through Friday 8:00 to 4:30.

You can also purchase Christmas Tree permits from the Mineral Work Center, the Butte Meadows Work Center, the Old Station Visitor Center and the Hat Creek Ranger Station. Click here to download a complete list of permit selling locations in our area.

To read more information about Christmas Tree Permit Sales click here.

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso Publisher/Editor
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