The U.S. Forest Service has moved the Christmas tree permit sales to Recreation.gov this year. 2020 has been somewhat thrown for a loop by Warden Newsom and the draconian fake laws he has enacted in response to the mediademic surrounding Covid-19.
You can get a permit to harvest a Christmas tree from the Eldorado, Klamath, Lake Tahoe Basin, Plumas, Sequoia, Shasta-Trinity, Six Rivers, or Tahoe National Forests from here: www.Recreation.Gov/tree-permits (you’ll need to set up or login to your account on the website).
According to the U.S Forest Service website, “Cutting a Christmas tree also improves forest health. The permit system helps to thin densely populated stands of small-diameter trees. Local forest health experts identify areas that benefit from thinning trees that tend to be the perfect size for Christmas trees. Removing these trees in designated areas helps other trees grow larger and can open areas that provide forage for wildlife.”
The Pacific Southwest Region of the U.S. Forest Service manages 20 million acres across California’s 18 National Forests. These national forests supply 50 percent of the water in California and form the watershed of most major aqueducts and more than 2,400 reservoirs throughout the state. To find out more about the California’s U.S.F.S. Region, visit: www.fs.usda.gov/R5.
See you out on the trails!