ST. GEORGE — It’s beginning to feel a lot like winter, and the chill in the air has a lot of Utah residents thinking about Christmas.
The Bureau of Land Management will begin selling Christmas tree permits for non-commercial use to Southern Utah residents Monday, according to a press release from the Utah state office. Other offices will begin selling permits Tuesday through Nov. 18.
BLM Christmas tree permits allow most residents to harvest pinyon pine and juniper trees, but a select number of locations — including Cedar City — allow for white fir trees, as well.
BLM spokesperson Rachel Wootton told St. George News that Christmas tree permits allow families to enjoy part of the public lands near their home during the holidays.
“Christmas tree permits are great because they’re a service to the public,” she said. “Many people love to have a tree that’s from public lands that is close to where they live, maybe close to where they live or an area they have a connection to.”
More information regarding BLM Utah Christmas tree permits is available online.