Piñon Christmas tree cutting opens Nov. 15

The BLM will start selling piñon pine tree cutting permits on Nov. 15.

The BLM will start selling piñon pine tree cutting permits on Nov. 15.


An opportunity to have a Nevada icon over for Christmas opens Nov. 15 when the Bureau of Land Management begins selling Christmas Tree permits.

Piñons are the Nevada state tree and available for cutting through Christmas with a permit.

The cost per tree permit is $5. Upon purchase of a permit, a map and permit stipulations will be provided. No more than ten permits may be purchased by one individual; the permits are for individual use only. The permit allows the purchaser to cut only a piñon pine or juniper tree. The cutting of all other tree species is prohibited.

To purchase a Christmas tree permit online, visit https://forestproducts.blm.gov/ and search for Nevada, Carson City District Office.

Christmas trees may be harvested on all Carson City District BLM administered lands, primarily in the Pine Nut Mountains between Carson City and Yerington, the Clan Alpine and Desatoya Mountains east of Fallon, and the Excelsior Mountains southeast of Hawthorne. No cutting of Christmas trees within wilderness study areas and to be conscious of not cutting Christmas trees near residential areas.

Tree permits can also be purchased in-person at the following locations:

BLM Carson City District Office

5665 Morgan Mill Rd.

Carson City, NV 89701

Mon.– Fri. 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., 775-885-6000

BLM-Nevada State Office-Reno

1340 Financial Blvd., Reno, NV 89520

Mon – Fri. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., 775-861-6500

Cal Ranch – Carson City

2035 N. Carson St., Carson City, NV 89706

Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m.–9 p.m., Sun., 9 a.m.–5 p.m.


Carson City Chamber of Commerce

1900 S. Carson St.

Carson City, NV 89701

Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., 775-882-1565

Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce

1477 US Highway 395 North Suite A (inside museum building)

Gardnerville, NV 89410

Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m./Closed 12-1 p.m.


UNR Cooperative Extension Office-Fallon

111 Sheckler Rd., Fallon, NV

Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Middlegate Station

42500 U.S. Highway 50 (48 miles east of Fallon)

7 a.m. – 9 p.m., daily, 775-423-7134

Cold Springs Station

5200 U.S. Highway 50 (62 miles east of Fallon)

Mon. Thurs., Fri., & Sat. 8 a.m.–7 p.m.

Sun. 8 a.m.–6 p.m.

Closed on Tues. & Wed., 775-423-1233

Consolidated Agencies of Human Services-Hawthorne

924 5th St.

Hawthorne, NV 89415

Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 775-945-2471

Tree cutters should be prepared with warm clothing, first aid kit, extra food and water, heavy rope or chain, shovel and tire chains, in the event of bad road conditions or inclement weather. Some cutting areas may be inaccessible after snowfall, so it is advisable to cut trees early in the season.

In addition, while out cutting your Christmas tree, remember to have your permit, follow all cutting stipulations, and all recommended procedures to prevent wildfires. In addition, stay on existing roads, consult your maps to insure you are on BLM land, and please report any permit violations with as much information as possible (e.g., date, license plate number, detailed location, and directions to area) to the Carson City District Office 775-885-6000.

For more information, please contact Amanda Amar, Carson City BLM Forest Products Manager, at 775-885-6000 or aamar@blm.gov.


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