“Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree” | Do you have a tree cutting permit?

Pinyon Pine tree. (Photo credit BLM.)

BLM Bishop Field Office offers Christmas tree cutting permits online 

Now available online for a no-contact purchase this holiday season 

BISHOP, Calif. — The Bureau of Land Management Bishop Field Office is now offering personal-use Christmas tree cutting permits for designated cutting areas on public lands near Benton and Bridgeport in Mono County, through Dec. 23. This year permits may be purchased online to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission and to be consistent with local, state and agency guidance.

Permits are available for purchase at $5 per tree, with a limit of 10 trees per purchaser. Christmas trees may only be harvested in designated cutting areas on BLM-managed public land, and permit stipulations must be followed. Please visit forestproducts.blm.gov to process your permit, find maps of designated cutting areas and read permit stipulations. For questions, please call the Bishop Field Office at (760) 872-5000.

To process your permit online, select the map icon of California and the Benton-Bridgeport cutting area, then follow the prompts to complete your purchase. The site will send you to Pay.gov to process payment for your permit via credit card or bank transfer. The process takes just minutes and the site will email you a copy of your electronic permit.

Those interested in tree cutting in the Lida Summit area of Nevada, or other areas managed by the BLM Tonopah Field Office, can call (775) 482-7800 to have a permit mailed to them. Allow one week for processing.

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