Part of Forestry

Tree cutting for personal use

How to get a non-commercial tree cutting permit, and rules and maps for harvesting firewood, transplants and Christmas trees.

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Tree cutting for personal use


Non-commercial timber permits allow Albertans to cut trees for personal use. These permits come in 2 types: 

  • Local Timber Permits (LTP)
  • Personal Use Forest Products Permits (PUFPP)

Each permit grants the holder legal authority to harvest timber in designated areas on Crown land.

  • Tree cutting permits for personal use

    Albertans can get a Personal Use Forest Products Permit or a Local Timber Permit to harvest trees in designated Crown land areas.

    Get your tree cutting permit


In Alberta, tree cutting for personal use is not allowed in certain areas: