GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado - Christmas tree tags for personal use will be available from all offices of the White River National Forest starting today.
Christmas tree cutting is allowed in most areas of the national forest except wilderness areas, commercial timber sales, recreation and ski areas, administrative areas, and Glenwood Canyon.
Trees may not be cut within 100 feet of any road.
Maps showing where Christmas tree cutting is allowed are available at all offices where permits are sold.
Trees must be less than 15 feet tall from the stump. The tags must be attached to the tree prior to cutting and must be left on the tree until it arrives at its final destination.
Permits to cut up to five trees cost $10 by cash, check, or money order. Permits expire Dec. 31.
Permits can be purchased at:
• Sopris Ranger Station, 620 Main, Carbondale, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Info: 963-2266
• White River Forest Supervisor's Office, 900 Grand Ave., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Info: 945-2521
• Rifle Ranger Station, 0094 County Road 244, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Info: 625-2371
All Forest Service offices will be closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.