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Free permit allows you to cut your own Christmas tree in Alberta

A Personal Use Forest Products Permit (PUFPP) allows up to three trees to be harvested from designated areas on Crown land.
Cutting your own Christmas tree adds to the holiday experience.

Those looking for a hands-on approach when it comes to selecting a Christmas tree this year can cut their own, with a permit, from designated areas on Crown land in Alberta.  

A no-cost Personal Use Forest Products Permit (PUFPP) is required that allows up to three trees to be harvested.  

The permit can be obtained online at

The Province says that even within designated areas, some places are off-limits.  

Also, harvesting trees in provincial parks and recreation areas is prohibited and carries a large fine.  

Other rules apply. Trees must be less than 2.5 metres tall, and a digital or printed copy of the PUFPP must be carried at all times when harvesting and transporting Christmas trees. The re-sale of trees is not allowed. 


Robert Korotyszyn

About the Author: Robert Korotyszyn

Robert Korotyszyn covers Okotoks and Foothills County news for and the Western Wheel newspaper. For story tips contact [email protected]
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