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Albuquerque Area Christmas Tree Farms


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Nothing conjures the holiday season like a fresh Christmas tree, and finding Christmas tree farms in Albuquerque or a place to cut your own live tree can create lasting memories. Visit an Albuquerque area spot to cut down your own Christmas tree from a nearby national forest, and start a memorable tradition with your family. Although getting out to cut down your own tree at a tree farm is no longer an option, it's still possible to cut one down, which helps manage the forest. Enjoy the day with hot chocolate and don't forget to bundle up!

Updated for 2013.

Santa Fe National Forest:

Dates for Santa Fe Forest have not yet been announced for 2013.

The Santa Fe National Forest offers tree cutting permits in the Jemez district starting November 25 until prior to Christmas, December 24. The Jemez area is close to Albuquerque and makes for a pleasant day outing. Purchase a permit at the Walatowa Center or Jemez District office and travel to designated areas of the national forest to cut a tree. Trees are $10 per family for trees up to 10 feet; two tags for taller trees. Certain restrictions apply. If you plan to cut your tree on Thanksgiving, get your permit ahead of time, as the Forest offices will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.
The district office is open Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Jemez Pueblo Walatowa Visitor Center
State Highway 4
Jemez, NM
Christmas trees sales and cutting begin November 25.

Open seven days a week from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; winter hours (Dec) 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(505) 438-5300
Jemez Ranger District

Cibola National Forest:

Tree cutting permits will be available November 18 and trees may be cut between November 28 and December 24. Purchase a permit and travel to a designated area to cut your tree. Certain restrictions apply. Permits are $10 for trees up to 10 feet, with $1 additional per foot over 10 feet. Permits are limited to one per household.

Christmas tree cutting will be allowed in the Mount Taylor and Magdalena districts for 2013 beginning November 28.
Maps can be downloaded for the Magdalena District and the Mount Taylor district.

Cibola National Forest
2113 Osuna Road NE
Albuquerque, NM
(505) 346-3900
Cibola National Forest

Carson National Forest:

Tree cutting permits will be available November 21 at the Taos Supervisor's office and in local district offices. Permits are $5 for trees 10 feet and under, $10 for trees 10 feet 1 inch to 15 feet, and $15 dollars for trees 15 feet and one inch up to 20 feet. No more than three trees per person.

Carson National Forest
208 Cruz Alta Road
Taos, NM
(505) 758-6200
Carson National Forest

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