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Get a tree cutting permit

Posted on Fri, Dec 17, 2021

Tree Cutting Permit


Gathering around a real Christmas tree your family has chosen and harvested from our public forests is a cherished Alberta tradition.

To cut your own Christmas tree from Alberta’s public forests, you simply need a Personal Use Forest Products Permit (PUFPP). The permit allows you to harvest up to three Christmas trees from designated areas on Crown land. Each tree must be less than 2.5 metres tall, or about eight feet.

There is no cost to get a PUFPP and you can easily obtain it online by visiting www.alberta.ca/tree-cutting.aspx. Maps are also available by visiting  www.alberta.ca/tree-cutting-permit-maps.aspx



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Following safe burning practices will help prevent holdover fires that can start spring wildfires. Be sure to always check all fall and winter burn sites to ensure that the fire is out. Walk the burn area and roll over any debris to check for hot spots.

Here are a few things to consider when burning this winter:

  • Have proper smoke signage along roadways. Signs are available at La Prairie Group (780-926-3208) or Mackenzie County (780-927-3718).

  • Building clean piles helps them burn faster, reducing smoke impacts to the community.

  • Ensure that you have the proper tools with you at any burn site.

  • As with any burning, do not attempt to burn more than you can control.

  • Frequently check your burns, especially in the spring. A smoldering fire can burrow under the ground and re-surface months later. 

  • If you have any questions about proper burning procedures, visit wildfire.alberta.ca or phone 310-0000.

You can refer to the Brush Piles and Windrows Pamphlet for more information and safe burning practices.

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Download the new Alberta Wildfire app today and get access to accurate, real-time information on wildfires in your area. You can also find information on fire advisories, restrictions and bans across the province and much more. Available for Apple and Android.


For more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta, visit www.wildfirestatus.alberta.ca.

Stay tuned to www.albertafirebans.ca throughout the wildfire season for more information about fire bans and restrictions in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta.

For more information, please contact:

Victoria Ostendorf | Wildfire Information Officer

Mobile: 780-841-9387

Email: victoria.ostendorf@gov.ab.ca


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