Christmas Tree Permits – Apache Sitgreaves National Forest

Xmas Tree Harvest
Xmas Tree Harvest


Well, it’s that time of year again and Christmas tree permits for the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest start on October 10th and end on Dec 24th. You can purchase permits at The Apache Sitgreaves National Forests Supervisors Office, all five ranger districts and the Mogollon Rim Visitors Center on the SR260 at the top of the rim near the Woods Canyon Lake turnoff. You can also purchase your permit though the mail.  Permits are $15 for a tree up to 10 feet tall. For trees over 10 feet tall, you must contact the Ranger District Office and make arrangements. Also call ahead of time to to verify hours of operation.

Cutting area maps

Christmas Tree Hotline – 928-333-6229

The Forest service recommends you bring the following items;

  • A Map
  • Warm Clothing
  • A Hat
  • Gloves
  • Food and water for everyone on the trip
  • Matches, flares or other fire starting items
  • Shovel in case you get stuck
  • First aid kit
  • Tire chains
  • Full tanks of gas
  • Permit
  • Cutting area map
  • Saw
  • Also, tell someone where you are going and when you will return
Score! Christmas tree harvesting on the Mogollon Rim. Photo Credit – N. Burkhead