NOTICE: Christmas Tree Cutting Permits are now available. The Christmas Tree Harvest Brief is currently unavailable. Please email cassandra.schoofs.1@us.af.mil with you JBER Recreation Permit number requesting acount authorization. Please allow up to 2-3 business days for a response. 

NOTICE: November 25th is a Family Day. No Christmas Tree Permit account authorizations will be processed after 3pm on November 23rd. Authorizations will resume November 28th. 

 

JBER CHRISTMAS TREE CUTTING PROGRAM

 

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IMPORTANT: Christmas tree cutting requires a 2022 Christmas Tree Permit and is only authorized in designated areas. See below for details.

How to Acquire a Permit​

*The Christmas Tree Harvest Brief is currently unavailable. Please email cayley.elsik@us.af.mil with your JBER Recreation Permit number requesting acount authorization. Please allow up to 2-3 business days for a response.*

  1. Log in to JBER iSportsman
  2. Ensure you have already purchased a 2022 JBER Recreation Permit.
  3. On the top banner, click "Surveys". Review and accept the Christmas Tree Harvest Brief. (Note: It is recommended to save this page for later reference. This brief will not be available until Nov 14.)
  4. Return to "My Account" and click "Acquire Permits". 
  5. The 2022 Christmas Tree Permit is now available. Only one (1) permit is authorized per account.

Procedures for Harvest:

  1. Sign-in to JBER iSportsman. 
  2. Check-in to the appropriate recreation area for Christmas Tree Cutting.
    1. In the cantonment, you must have a DoD ID card or be sponsored by a DoD ID card holder. 
    2. For Christmas Tree Cutting ONLY: Family members and guests are not required to have a separate permit when accompanying permittee for tree cutting. All guests are required to stay with the permitted recreator.
    3. When attempting to sign-in to an area, you will only be allowed to sign in to training areas that are currently open. If you do not see your preferred training area on the sign-in page, it is NOT available.
  3. Harvest your tree! (Only from authorized areas. See maps below)
  4. Check-out of iSportsman and fill out the REQUIRED harvest report to indicate harvest of one (1) Christmas tree.

Christmas trees obtained from JBER may not be resold or bartered.

To Protect Our Troops and the Natural Environment they Train in:

  • No trees taller than 20 feet or more than 6 inches in diameter at breast height (DBH) may be cut.
  • Stumps must be cut to within 6 inches of the ground.
  • Unused branches must  be chopped and scattered.
  • Inspect the trunk of your tree before you cut it.
    • Make sure that it is free of damage from insects and appears healthy and green.
  • TOPPING OF TREES IS PROHIBITED
    • Removing the tops of larger trees to use as a Christmas Tree may increase the risk of spreading dormant spruce bark beetles and is  hazardous and unhealthy to our forests!
  • Dispose of used Christmas Trees only in authorized areas! Do not dump dead trees back into the forest or training areas.
  • The person whose name appears on the permit must be present at the time of harvest.
  • Do not block vehicle access routes, trails, or roads.
  • Use precautions using your chainsaw to prevent spills of gasoline and oil. All litter must be removed from the site.

AUTHORIZED CHRISTMAS TREE AREA MAPS

Richardson Cantonment

North Richardson Training Areas

**Failure to follow these instructions may lead to loss of wood cutting privileges**

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JBER Forestry Contact: Cayley Elsik Cayley.Elsik@us.af.mil