National forest tree permits go on sale this weekend
The Boise and Payette National Forest vendors will begin selling Christmas tree permits on Saturday, Nov. 17.
On Monday, Nov. 19, the permits will also be available at Boise and Payette NF District Offices and the Interagency Visitor’s Information Center located at 1387 South Vinnell Way in Boise. All tree permits are valid through Dec. 24.
Each permit allows one tree to be cut, with a limit of three permits per family.
For both Forests, the cost of a permit for one tree is $10, and the maximum height of a permitted tree is 12 feet. Permits are valid on both the Payette and Boise NFs.
“We ask everyone to check with the vendor or forest office about areas to avoid that might have potentially dangerous snag trees or debris in the roadway due to last summer’s wildfires,” said Audrey Karpe, Boise NF Tree Coordinator.
If an unusually heavy snowfall occurs in southwest Idaho, and forest roads become a safety concern for the public, some areas may be closed early to Christmas tree gathering. Forest roads are not plowed. Call ahead for road updates if conditions warrant. Please do not block private or county roadways at any time.