Christmas tree tags on sale in far northern Ariz.Posted: Updated:
FREDONIA, Ariz. (AP) -- Tags for Christmas trees on national forest land in far northern Arizona are going on sale this week.
The permits for the Kaibab National Forest north of the Grand Canyon will allow each household to cut one tree for $15. They go on sale Friday.
The permits can be purchased at the North Kaibab Ranger District office in Fredonia, the Kaibab Plateau Visitor Center in Jacob Lake or by mail.
Customers will get a map showing which areas are authorized for cutting.
The trees that include blue spruce, white fir, pinon, ponderosa pine, and Utah and Rocky Mountain juniper can be harvested Nov. 18 through Dec. 24.
The Fredonia district office is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26, the weekend after Thanksgiving.
The Kaibab Plateau Visitor Center is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays only, weather permitting. The visitor center is located next to Jacob Lake Inn at Jacob Lake, Ariz.
If traveling to the Kaibab Plateau Visitor Center, please call ahead to ensure it is open: (928) 643-7298.
Customers can also purchase Christmas tree tags through the mail. Mail requests should include the customer’s name, $15 and a self-addressed stamped envelope.
Please address mail requests to: Christmas Tree Coordinator, North Kaibab Ranger District, P.O. Box 248 / 430 South Main Street, Fredonia, Arizona 86022. Expect 7 to 10 days to receive a permit by mail.