Christmas Tree Permits Available Starting November 9

Last year's Xmas tree permit announcement

Last year’s Christmas tree permit call, plus a few good safety tips!

Our friends at the U.S Forest Service are once again allowing you to cut down your own Christmas tree starting November 9. There will be 5,975 Christmas tree permits available for purchase at participating Big 5 Sporting Goods stores, as well as 4,675 permits available at participating Forest Service offices. Remember, permits go fast, so don’t wait too long.

Participating Big 5 Sporting Goods Stores:
Avondale/Goodyear: 1623 North Dysart Road, 623-535-0384
Bullhead City: 1835 State Route 95, 928-763-0608
Chandler: 2050 North Arizona Avenue, 480-821-9226
Flagstaff: 2775 Woodlands Village Boulevard, 928-214-0590
Glendale: 5490 West Bell Road, 602-548-5794
Kingman: 3320 North Stockton Hill Road, 928-692-4944
Mesa: 2930 North Power Road, 480-854-1889
Mesa/Gilbert: 1244 South Gilbert Road, 480-507-0137
Paradise Valley: 4623 East Cactus Road, 602-953-0305
Payson: 220 East State Route 260, 928-474-2092
Phoenix/Bell Rd: 1919 West Bell Road, 602-863-1309
Phoenix/East: 3560 East Thomas Road, 602-955-9601
Phoenix/West: 7710 West Thomas Road, 623-848-4800
Prescott Valley: 6106 Highway 69, 928-759-0013
Show Low: 4441 South White Mountain, 928-537-5551
Scottsdale: 3330 Hayden Road, 480-941-4387
Thatcher: 2281 West U.S. Route 70 Suite C, 928-428-8760
Tucson: 5695 East Speedway Boulevard, 520-296-3326
Yuma: 505 Catalina Drive, 928-726-2884

Permits available at Big 5 Sporting Goods stores:
Apache-Sitgreaves: 3,700 permits, any tree species
Coconino: 250 permits, fir only
Kaibab: 900 permits, piñon and juniper
Prescott: 225 permits, any tree species
Tonto: 900 permits, any tree species (primarily piñon and juniper are available)

Permits available at Forest Service offices:
Apache-Sitgreaves: 3,000 permits, any tree species
Coconino: 350 permits, fir only
Kaibab: 1,100 permits, species vary by district
Prescott: 225 permits, any tree species

Rules for Christmas Tree Permits:

  • Each Christmas tree permit is $15 for a tree up to 10 feet tall.
  • One Christmas tree permit allowed per household—for personal use only.
  • Trees must be cut within designated cutting areas.
  • Trees may be cut until December 24.
  • No refunds on Christmas tree permits.

General information about the Christmas tree cutting program will also available on the Christmas tree permit hotline (928) 333-6267 and the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests web site:

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One response to “Christmas Tree Permits Available Starting November 9

  1. And just like that.. its that time of the year again in Arizona. 😀 A nice family tradition to get started to by some families.

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