Christmas tree permits selling fast this year
CUSTER, S.D. — Christmas tree permits are selling fast due to a shortage of commercial Christmas trees, good weather and the Thanksgiving holiday.
“It has been an amazing sales season for Christmas tree tags this year,” said Recreation Program Manager Bradley Block. “Combined with an interest in getting outdoors and beautiful weather, the public is taking to the forest in large numbers. We’re thrilled that so many people are making memories of cutting their own tree this year.”
Forest officials are reminding everyone that permits are available for purchase online. Online permits are ready to print immediately after purchasing and must be visible as you remove your tree(s) from the forest.
More permits are on the way for local vendors, and they ask that you please call ahead to see if they have any in stock.
Each permit is $10 for any tree, plus a $2.50 processing fee.
For more information on Christmas Tree permits, contact the Black Hills National Forest Supervisor’s Office at 605-673-9200 or online here.