Christmas tree permits are available at:
Burnt River Market, in Unity
York’s Park Grocery, in Baker City
O&M Gas & Grocery, in Elgin
Wallowa Food City, in Wallowa
Dollar Stretcher, in Enterprise
The Sports Corral, in Joseph
Halfway Market, in Halfway
Hitching Post Grocery, in Richland
Brogan Quick Stop, in Brogan
Drapers Outdoor Store, in Ontario
Vending machines with maps and Christmas tree permits are available 24 hours at Forest Service offices in Baker City (3285 Eleventh Street), Halfway (38470 Pine Town Lane) and Joseph (201 East Second Street). Permits are also available at the Forest Service district offices in La Grande and Clarkston, WA.
The Forest Service Christmas Tree program is designed for families, businesses, and institutions wishing to cut their own Christmas tree for decorating.
“Keep your family and your own safety in mind as you head to the forest,” said Kerry Sherman, Resource Specialist for the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. “Carry a Forest map, snacks, water, and dress warm.”
More information about Christmas tree cutting permits and road conditions can be obtained by calling local Forest Service offices or on the web at www.fs.usda.gov/wallowa-whitman/