Christmas Tree Cutting Permits Go On Sale Monday

SFNF News:

Santa Fe National Forest offices and various vendors in Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Pecos and Las Vegas will sell personal-use Christmas tree permits for $10 beginning Monday, Nov. 19 through Dec. 24. Christmas tree cutting also begins Nov. 19.

Anyone planning to cut their tree Thanksgiving Day must purchase a permit ahead of time because all Forest Service offices will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Vendor Locations & Contact Information:

Los Alamos Historic Society & Gift Shop, 1921 Juniper, Los Alamos, (505)662-4493

REI, 500 Market St., Santa Fe, (505)-982-3557

Pecos Canyon Station, 144 N. Main St., Hwy 63, Pecos, (505)757-2697

Pancho’s Minute Men Shell Station, Hwy 50 & 63, Pecos, (505)757-2620

Laguna Vista Quick-Stop, 167 Hwy 518, Las Vegas, (505)425-7706

Safety Precautions

Be prepared for winter weather – wet, muddy or snowy roads. Let someone know where you are going and when you expect to return.

Winter storms can occur suddenly. If one comes up, start heading home. As a minimum, we suggest you take the following items with you:

  • Tire Chains;
  • Tow Chain;
  • First Aid Kit;
  • Warm clothing;
  • Shovel;
  • Full gas tank;
  • Matches or flares; and
  • Flashlight.

Don’t rely on your cell phone as it may not work in many areas of the forest.

We suggest you consider the Weather Ready Driving Safety Tips provided through the Weather Channel: http://www.weather.com/activities/driving/drivingsafety/drivingsafetytips/snow.html

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