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Christmas Tree Cutting Not Allowed on Mt. Charleston
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Christmas Tree Cutting Not Allowed on Mt. Charleston

It might be tempting to head up to Mt. Charleston to chop down a fresh Christmas tree, but the U.S. Forest Service is reminding people that Christmas tree cutting is not allowed in the Spring Mountain National Recreation Area.

The manager of the recreation area is reminding people that the area is actually a small forested area with a limited number of trees.

Law enforcement regularly patrol the mountain looking for people illegally cutting down trees. People who cut down trees can face misdemeanor charges and also get a fine of $500 per tree.

The Bureau of Land Management issues Christmas tree cutting permits for Caliente. Contact that office through blm.gov or call (775) 726-8100.

There are also places in Utah to cut down forest trees, call the Public Lands Information Center in St. George at 435-688-3200 for more information.

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