GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) — From now until Christmas Eve, Christmas tree cutting permits are on sale for 10 dollars at the Bureau of Land Management office in Grand Junction and at the Glade Park store. Each permit is good for one piñon or one juniper tree of your choice.

If it’s your first time or first time in a while picking out a tree this way, BLM is here to help.

“We don’t require people to use a chainsaw to, an axe works just great, that’s what we actually cut our own tree here in the back. The diameter of our trees are about 3 to 4 inches, maybe a total of six,” Volunteer and Visitor Information Services Coordinator Iris Salamaca shares, “When people come to the office, we can definitely help give little tidbits on what materials they should take. If it’s their first time, we’re happy to advise and to make it the best experience possible for Christmas.”

Christmas tree cutting is permitted only in designated areas on BLM-administered lands.

Printed maps detailing those areas are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You can buy your permit from the BLM office, Glade Park store, or online. Cash, check, or credit are all accepted forms of payment.

The Bureau of Land Management office will be closed on December 24.