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Christmas Tree & Luminaria/Farolito Permits

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Address:
310 Old Santa Fe Trail,
Santa Fe NM 87501

Phone:
505-827-5760

Christmas Tree Cutting Permits 

The State Land Office is happy to offer permits for cutting a Christmas tree on state trust land east of Black Lake, south of Angel Fire (Colfax County). A permit application, directions, and a map are provided below.  Please park at the area indicated on the map (latitude 36.28930833N, longitude 105.19166667W). Please follow the following conditions, which are listed on the permit.

  • Permits cost $10.00 and allow for cutting and removal of 1 (one) tree for personal use only.
  • Permit applications and payments must be received at the State Land Office in Santa Fe (via U.S. mail or using our Drop Box by the main the building entrance) by 5:00 pm on December 16, 2020.
  • No tree may be cut after December 25, 2020.
  • Do not cut trees taller than 15 feet in height. Take the whole tree. Do not remove only the top. Stump height should be a maximum of 6 inches.
  • Ensure tree cutting occurs only on approved State Trust Land shown on accompanying map.
  • Please read and follow other conditions laid out in the permit.

Directions

One area is available for Christmas tree cutting, and that area is located along State Road 120, with designated parking at latitude 36.28930833N, longitude 105.19166667W). From Black Lake, go 4.5 miles east from the intersection of State Roads 434 and State Road 120 and park at the signed area on the north side of 120.  The cutting area, as shown on the map, is on the south side of 120.   

Luminaria/Farolito Sand Gathering Permits 

The State Land Office is pleased to offer permits for collection and removal of sand from state trust tand for filling farolito (also known as luminaria) bags at one of seven locations offered around the state.  Sites are offered near Albuquerque, Bloomfield, Carlsbad, Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Silver City, and Socorro. A permit application and directions and maps for each location are provided below.  Please follow the following conditions, which are listed on the permit.

  • Permits cost $5.00 and allow for collection and removal of up to 20 gallons (or 2.5 cu. ft.) of sand for personal use only. That is enough to fill approximately 100 farolito bags.
  • Permit applications and payments must be received at the State Land Office in Santa Fe (via U.S. mail or using our Drop Box by the main the building entrance) by 5:00 pm on December 16, 2020.
  • No sand may be collected and removed after December 25, 2020.
  • Be aware of weather conditions and avoid arroyos when potential flooding conditions exist.
  • Please read and follow other conditions laid out in the permit.
  • Only collect sand from within the arroyo areas of State Trust Land listed below that are designated for this purpose and selected on your permit.

 

 

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