The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is offering permits to cut Christmas trees, according to a news release.

The permits are for any species, but the BLM recommends Engelmann spruce, sub-alpine fir, Douglas fir, Ponderosa pine and lodgepole pine as the best species.

Trees harvested from aspen stands and dense young stands will contribute to forest health and improve wildlife habitat.

Tree cutters must have a valid permit with them while cutting a tree. Do not trespass on private land, cut the tree in the correct area, and be prepared for winter weather and high country conditions.

Trees may not be cut within a wilderness area, wilderness study area, timber sale area, or administrative sites such as developed campgrounds.

The BLM permit is valid for trees located on BLM-administered lands only. Permits for trees on U.S. Forest Service-administered land can be obtained at local Forest Service offices and at some BLM offices.

A permit costs $5 to $10 per tree, depending on location. An individual can buy up to five permits.

Permits may be bought from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at any BLM Wyoming field office.

For more information, visit www.blm.gov/wyoming-christmas-trees, or call your local BLM office:

  • Buffalo -- (307) 684-1100.
  • Casper -- (307) 261-7600.
  • Cody -- (307) 578-5900.
  • Kemmerer -- (307) 828-4500.
  • Lander -- (307) 332-8400.
  • Newcastle -- (307) 746-6600.
  • Pinedale -- (307) 367-5300.
  • Rawlins -- (307) 328-4200.
  • Rock Springs -- (307) 352-0256.
  • Worland -- (307) 347-5100.
  • Wyoming State Office -- (307) 775-6314.
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