Christmas tree permits for the Caribou-Targhee National Forest are now available to purchase online through recreation.gov until December 31st. Details regarding how to cut and height restrictions may be found there as well. Log onto recreation.gov and search for Caribou-Targhee National Forest Christmas Tree Permit. Permits are still available through local ranger district offices and participating vendor locations. Working with external vendors allows the Forest to offer permits during weekend and evening hours. Most Forest Service offices are closed on federal holidays and weekends. Permits are $15 for trees up to 20 feet tall and are limited to one per household. An additional fee is applied when utilizing recreation.gov Households that purchase a Christmas tree permit are encouraged to harvest their tree as soon as possible due to weather conditions. Mountain snowstorms and subsequent road conditions can limit access to cutting areas. The earlier folks cut their trees, the greater the chances of getting into areas where previous year cuttings have not limited the number and selection of trees.