Free trees for 4th graders
December 16, 2021 | View PDF
U.S. Forest Service Christmas tree permits are available from local vendors, via phone from a ranger district, or via Recreation.gov. Permits are primarily being sold online at Recreation.gov, Fourth-grade students who have an Every Kid Outdoors pass can apply for a free Christmas Tree permit through the online system with Recreation.gov by entering their voucher or pass number when prompted. Visit the Every Kid Outdoors website at http://www.everykidoutdoors.gov. Tree permits are not for sale in any ranger districts or offices.
Cutting trees in some areas of the Willamette National Forest is prohibited; tree hunters should check maps prior to selecting their tree and remain outside of any of the closed areas.
For families without fourth-graders, permits are $5.00 each. They allow the holder to cut one tree in designated areas; each household can purchase up to a maximum of five permits. This year, trees can be as tall as 15 feet.