Christmas tree permits also available online
Central Albertans looking to cut their own Christmas trees on public lands can now buy their provincial permits online as well as at retailers.
Log on to http://srd.alberta.ca and follow the links.
Users will have to create an account with password.
Permits cost $5.25 each and are good for three trees each.
General guidelines for cutting are for vehicles to stay on designated trails or roads, take only trees under 2.5 metres high and not cut trees from restricted areas such as recreation areas, campgrounds, provincial parks, natural areas and private land. Complete rules are available on the website.
Red Deer retailers selling permits include Wolverine Guns and Tackle, UFA Farm and Ranch Supply and Sportmen’s Den.
In other Central Alberta communities, permits are sold by Caroline Supplies in Caroline, Mountain View County office, Race Trac Gas in Nordegg, Game On Outdoors in Rimbey, Grandview Stage at Cow Lake, Zim’s Mini Mart in Sundre and Canadian Tire, Pudgee’s Food and Gas and Rolf’s Groceries in Rocky Mountain House.