The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will offer Christmas tree permits for sale starting Friday, according to a news release.

The BLM will offer the permits on the lands it administers in Wyoming.

You may buy permits from any BLM Wyoming field office between 7:45 am. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Permits cost $5 to $10 per tree, depending on the location. An individual may buy up to five permits for personal use.

A BLM permit is valid for trees located only on the lands it administers. Permits for trees on U.S. Forest Service-administered land can be obtained at your local Forest Service office and at some BLM offices.

You must have a valid permit with you while cutting a tree. You may not cut trees within a wilderness area, wilderness study area, timber sale area, or administrative sites such as developed campgrounds.

Although the permits are for any tree species, the BLM recommends Engelmann spruce, sub-alpine fir, Douglas fir, ponderosa pine and lodgepole pine as the best species to cut for your Christmas tree.

Christmas trees harvested from aspen stands and riparian areas will contribute to forest health and improve wildlife habitat.

It is your responsibility to not trespass on private land and to make sure you’re cutting the tree in the correct area. Be prepared for winter weather and high country conditions.

For more information call your local BLM office:

  • Buffalo Field Office -- (307) 684-1100.
  • Casper Field Office -- (307) 261-7600.
  • Cody Field Office -- (307) 578-5900.
  • Kemmerer Field Office -- (307) 828-4500.
  • Lander Field Office -- (307) 332-8400.
  • Newcastle Field Office -- (307) 746-6600.
  • Pinedale Field Office -- (307) 367-5300.
  • Rawlins Field Office -- (307) 328-4200.
  • Rock Springs Field Office -- (307) 352-0256.
  • Worland Field Office -- (307) 347-5100.
  • Wyoming State Office -- (307) 775-6314.