Firewood Calgary? Please accept my apologies with the disclaimer that I am not an idiot. It is for Google’s sake, I use the term “Firewood Calgary” frequently. So please bear with me.
As long as I can recall, an open campfire or a fireplace fire has attracted me like the proverbial moth to the flame. Sitting around an open flame with friends and family roasting hot dogs and marshmallows, time would pass far too quick.
Back in a more affordable, customer service oriented world, firewood would be included in most camp site rentals. Well that’s no longer the case. Nowadays it doesn’t take long for firewood cost to exceed the price of the campsite rental.
While there is hope, many people in Calgary and around Alberta have for years been harvesting their own firewood. To do so, one must first obtain a permit.
Firewood Calgary Non-Commercial Timber Permits
This permit grants the holder the legal authority to harvest in designated areas.
Alberta Environments Sustainable Resource Development(ESRD) issues tree cutting permits to:
- Alberta residents who are over the age of 18
- residents of Alberta
- those in good standing with the crown relating to timber, grazing and land use.
Firewood Calgary – There are two types of temporary permits for noncommercial personal use:
- Forest Product Tag (TM66) – The cost is $5.00 (plus GST) – valid for 30 days from the time of purchase. This Permit entitles individuals to remove one of the following – 3 Christmas trees under 2.5 meters in height OR 20 trees less than 2.5 metres in height for transplanting OR Up to 5 cubic metres of green volume (usually used for firewood). The number of trees cut depends on tree species and size. Trees and timber are to be cut from designated Crown Provincial Land only and the permit must be with you at all times while cutting or transporting.
- Local Timber Permit (LTP) – The cost is $21.00 (plus GST) – Expires annually on April 30. This permit requires an minimum security deposit of $1,000 is required in case of any site degradation. The deposit is refundable if no incidence of degradation occurs. The holder must also pre-pay timber dues and the reforestation levy on harvested volume as stipulated in the Timber Management Regulation. View the regulation here. After harvesting is completed, the permit must be returned to the issuing Sustainable Resource Development Office for the return of any prepaid timber dues, reforestation charges or deposits if the application is made within one year. This permit entitles individuals to remove up to 50 cubic metres of green volume for personal use, not resale. The number of trees cut depends on tree species and size
Firewood Calgary – Where Can Permits be purchased?
The Forest Product Tag (TM66) can be purchased online, or at participating ESRD Offices, as well as some private vendors across Alberta. For more information where to buy firewood Calgary permits click here.
The Local Timber Permit (LTP) can be purchased at local ESRD Forestry Offices only.
Firewood Calgary – Commercial Tree Permits and licenses
Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD) issues permits and licences for personal and commercial use of the province’s timber resources. For commercial Firewood Calgary permits and licenses visit ESRD