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Cibola National Forest and Grasslands Selling Christmas Tree Cutting Permits Starting November 14, 2012

Albuquerque, NM – November 7, 2012. The Cibola National Forest and Grasslands will begin selling Christmas Tree cutting permits starting November 14, 2012 for the Mt. Taylor and the Magdalena Ranger Districts. Trees may be cut between November 22 and December 24, 2012. Cost is $10 per tree (up to 10 feet). For trees taller than 10 feet, the cost is $1.00 per foot. The tags are also good to dig up a living tree.

Christmas Tree tags may be purchased at the following locations:

For the Magdalena Ranger District
o Magdalena Ranger District Office, 203 1st Street, Magdalena, NM 87825. Phone: 575.854.2281.
o Cibola National Forest and Grasslands Supervisor’s Office. 2113 Osuna Rd. NE; Albuquerque, NM 87113. Phone: 505.346.3900.

For the Mt. Taylor Ranger District
o Mt. Taylor Ranger District Office; 1800 Lobo Canyon Rd.; Grants, NM 87020. Phone: 505.287.8833.
o Cibola National Forest and Grasslands Supervisor’s Office; 2113 Osuna Rd. NE; Albuquerque, NM 87113. Phone: 505.346.3900.
o Northwest New Mexico Visitors Center, located just south of I-40 at exit 85 near Grants, NM. Weekends only from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Phone: 505.876.2783.
o Wingate Workcenter, located on Painted Horse Trail in Fort Wingate, NM. Fort Wingate is off NM400 at exit 33 on I-40. In the town of Fort Wingate, follow the signs to the Wingate Workcenter/Administrative site.Saturdays only from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Additional information about the Christmas Tree Cutting Program can be found on the Cibola National Forest and Grasslands Internet site:http://www.fs.usda.gov/cibola