Christmas tree permits go on sale Nov. 9 for Cibola National Forest

New Mexico News

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Christmas tree permits for some districts of the Cibola National Forest will be going on sale soon. Starting Nov. 9, those interested can buy a permit to cut down a Christmas tree in the Mt. Taylor, Magdalena, or Mountainair Ranger Districts for $10.

Each permit is good for one tree and each household can buy up to two. Cutting is allowed from Thanksgiving through Dec. 31 this year, the Forest Service is offering online purchases.

It costs $10 for a tree up to 10 feet, $12 for a tree up to 12 feet, and $15 for a tree up to 15 feet. The maximum height allowed is 15-feet.

All fourth graders are eligible for a free Christmas tree permit through the Every Kid Outdoors initiative while supplies allow. The initiative is a nationwide call to action to connect children to nature.

To obtain a free Christmas tree permit, the Every Kid Outdoor card code must be provided at the time of purchase. For more information on how to obtain a pass, visit

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