The holiday season is upon us, a time of year many look forward to all year… celebrations with friends and family, tasty treats being baked in the oven, gift giving and decking the halls and of course the trimming of the tree. If your tradition includes cutting your own fresh holiday tree, you’ll be pleased to know that tree cutting permits are on sale now.
Permits are $15 for up to a 10-foot tall tree and can be purchased at all five of the district ranger stations as well as the Mogollon Rim Visitors Center (after November 27) and the Forest Supervisors office in Springerville. In past years, permits were sold at Big Five Sporting Goods – but that is not the case this year, so visit the nearest ranger station or forest visitors center to purchase this year.
Visit the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest site, for additional information and ranger station locations.