South Cariboo residents who are interested in cutting their own Christmas tree should obtain their permit online or contact their local forest district or FrontCounter BC offices.
Local district offices can provide details about specific cutting requirements and approved harvest areas. Free use permits are provided for personal use only – selling a tree cut under a Christmas tree permit or cutting in an unauthorized area is illegal.
The ministry’s Christmas Tree website at: https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/mof/xmastrees.htm provides links to online Christmas tree permits, FrontCounter BC and forest district office contact information, and the B.C. Christmas Tree Council’s website containing a list of tree farms and “U-Cuts” around the province.
When cutting a Christmas tree, keep the following tips in mind:
• Leave home prepared. Bring ropes, gloves, tools, tire chains, a first aid kit, a mobile phone and warm clothing.
• Drive carefully. Be prepared for logging trucks http://www.bcforestsafe.org/files/tk_pdfs/gde_resrd.pdf