What’s Happening on the Preserve?
Fresh Cut Holiday Trees at the Valles Caldera National Preserve
Come Early, Trees Sell Quickly
Help Restore the Forest!
Los Amigos de Valles Caldera will once again be helping the Valles Caldera National
Preserve to thin overgrown forested areas to protect it from further large wildfires.
These freshly cut trees will be available daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Valle Grande Entrance Station, off Hwy 4 between mile marker 39 and 40, starting on the Friday after Thanksgiving, November 24th. Trees will be available through December 17th unless sold out earlier. Visit the Los Amigos website, facebook page or call the Entrance Station (505) 670-1612 to check on tree supply before you drive to the preserve.
The trees will generally be White Fir of varying sizes from about 4 feet to 12 feet. Sug- gested donations will be $20 for a small tree, $35 for a medium tree and $50 for a large tree. Colored ribbons will designate size: orange for large, pink for medium and yellow for small.
Los Amigos volunteers will be selling the trees on November 24-26 and will accept cash or checks. After the opening weekend, trees will be available by credit card only through the bookstore at the Entrance Station.
Come out, enjoy the preserve and choose a fresh tree for you and your family. Come early as we may run out of trees. Check road conditions before traveling.
As of December 13 there are 45 trees left with a good selection of height. We cut 26 more trees so there are some very fresh, nice ones available.