Season’s Greetings! In this area, it is a popular tradition to begin the holiday season with an outing to the forest to cut the family’s Christmas tree. Permits for Christmas tree cutting are now available at Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests offices, as well as several local vendors. FREE permits are also available to all fourth graders through the Every Kid in a Park program!
Christmas tree permits are $5 each and are limited to three permits per family. A permit is required for each tree you are going to cut. The permits can be purchased from any Forest Service office or visitor center, as well as at several local vendors. A list of vendors can be found in the “Cutting a Christmas Tree on your Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests” brochure, available at forest offices and on our website.
Students in fourth grade can acquire a FREE Christmas tree permit with their Every Kid in a Park pass! Fourth graders must visit a Forest Service office with a parent or guardian and present their Every Kid in a Park pass to receive their Christmas tree permit. For more information about the program and to get an Every Kid in a Park pass, visit www.everykidinapark.gov or your local ranger station.
Visit your local ranger station today to learn more about Christmas tree harvesting on your National Forest!