Permit Is Only For National Forest System Lands
KALISPELL, MONT. – Christmas tree permits from the Flathead National Forest are available for $5 each from Forest Service Offices in Kalispell, Hungry Horse, and Bigfork, and from a variety of vendors across the valley. This year the forest is only able to accept cash payments, and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. Each permit is valid for one tree and there is a maximum of two permits per household. Commercial permits are not available.
The forest has an abundant choice of trees from which to choose. Trees may not be cut in campgrounds or other developed areas, plantations, previously thinned stands and areas posted closed to Christmas tree cuttings. The permit must be fastened around the tree trunk prior to transporting your tree from the National Forest.
Please select a tree that is three to four inches in diameter or less at the stump. The stump should be cut as close to the ground as possible, 8” or shorter. Do not cut the top of a tree or leave live limbs attached to the stump. The Christmas tree permit is only for National Forest System lands. There are other privately-owned and industry-owned lands in the Flathead Valley area that may not allow Christmas tree cutting, so please check the ownership of the land before you cut a Christmas tree.
Please drive safely and be alert for winter driving conditions. It is always a good idea to have a map and be aware of your location. For a permit or more information about vendors and cutting Christmas trees on the Flathead National Forest, please contact a local Forest Service Office:
Tally Lake Ranger District/Supervisor’s Office 758-5204
Hungry Horse-Glacier View and Spotted Bear Ranger Districts 387-3800
Swan Lake Ranger District 837-7500
Humboldt- Toiyabe NF Bridgeport Ranger District Christmas Tree Permits Available on November 22
BRIDGEPORT, California…Christmas tree cutting permits are available on November 22, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. that day, through December 20 for $5.00 per tree, with a limit of one tree per household at the following Forest Service offices:
Bridgeport Ranger Station Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center
HC 62, Box 1000, Xmas Tree Permit Mammoth Lakes
Bridgeport, CA 93517 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., all week
8:00 a.m. – noon, 12:30-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday 760-924-5500
White Mountain Ranger Station (permits arrive 11/25) Mono Basin Scenic Visitor Center
Bishop, CA Open only November 24-26
8:30 a.m. – noon, 1:00 -5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
*Please note that all these locations will be closed on November 28 (Thanksgiving Day).
*Two additional on-site sales locations have been arranged for only December 3 at the following locations and times:
December 3: 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. December 3: 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
NRCIS Conference Room Rosie’s Place
215 W. Bridge St. 2881 Hwy 208
Yerrington, NV Wellington, NV
Permits are also available by mail to the above Bridgeport address, as long as a check or money order is enclosed, made out to “USDA Forest Service” (purchaser’s name and return address are required for this transaction). Permits are non-refundable.
Directions to cutting areas and applicable maps may be obtained at the issuing office or by calling the above-listed offices. Tags are valid for the entire Bridgeport Ranger District, with the following exceptions: campgrounds, designated wilderness areas, and within 100 feet of any stream bank or other water sources, and administrative sites.
Information regarding regulations and conditions for retrieving trees are attached to the permit, such as:
· Cutting trees that are 12 feet-or-less tall;
· Leaving a maximum of a six-inch stump (above the ground, not the snow surface); and,
· Refraining from tree topping.
Winter Forest visitors are always advised to dress appropriately, bring along emergency items such as chains, snow tires, a shovel, a first-aid kit, blankets, extra food/water, and tell trusted parties their expected cutting location and departure/return times.
Umpqua National Forest Christmas Tree Permits for Sale
Celebrate the Holidays with a Trip to the Woods
ROSEBURG, OR –What better way to start the holidays than to head out to the woods and cut that perfect holiday tree. Christmas tree permits are now on sale at Umpqua National Forest offices located in Roseburg, Glide, Tiller, Toketee, and Cottage Grove. The permits can be purchased between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, through December 24. The North Umpqua Ranger District in Glide will be open the weekends of Nov. 30-Dec. 1, Dec. 7-8, and Dec. 14-15, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. as well. Permits will also be available at select local vendors.
The permits are for personal use only, and cost $5.00 per tree, with a limit of five trees per family. Maps showing designated cutting areas and procedures will be provided with the purchase of your permit.
The following local vendors will have Christmas tree permits for sale now:
§ Tiller Store, Tiller
§ Strong’s Market, Days Creek
§ Canyon Market, Canyonville
§ Myrtle Creek City Hall, Myrtle Creek
§ Killion’s Market, Cottage Grove
§ Kirk & Family Mercantile, Dorena
§ Idleyld Trading Post, Idleyld
§ Glide Store, Glide
The following local vendors will have Christmas tree permits available beginning Nov. 19th:
§ Diamond Lake Resort, Diamond Lake
§ North Umpqua Store, Dry Creek
Forest visitors are advised to be prepared for adverse weather and winter road conditions when heading out to the woods. Safety measures include packing warm clothing, a winter survival kit containing traction devices, a shovel, saw or ax, flares, flashlight, food and water, and matches in your vehicle. Watch for log trucks on forest roads.
For more information, contact the Umpqua National Forest Supervisor’s office at (541) 957-3200.