Christmas trees can now be cut down for free at Stanislaus National Forest in Northern California

Stanislaus National Forest in Northern California is known for its sprawling hiking trails, breathtaking views and tranquil lakes and streams. And ...

November 27, 2022
8:44 PM

Stanislaus National Forest in Northern California is known for its sprawling hiking trails, breathtaking views and tranquil lakes and streams. And this year, it will become a festive destination for kicking off the holiday season. The U.S. Forest Service recently announced that it will offer 5,000 free permits allowing the public to cut down their own Christmas trees within designated sections of the 898,099-acre forest between Tahoe and Yosemite. Permits are now available via rec.gov on a first-come, first-served basis, with a limit of two trees per household.

Amanda Bartlett