USFS/BLM Christmas Tree Permits Now Available
Christmas tree permits are now officially available at Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management Offices, as well as at numerous vendor locations in southwest Oregon. Some locations may offer tree permits a little later than the official start date so it is recommended you call the local office to check permit availability. The permits allow for the cutting of personal-use trees for Christmas and other holiday events. A permit is required for the harvest of each individual tree.
The permits sell for $ 5.00 per tree and are non-refundable. There is a limit of five tree permits per person. The permits cover a large area that includes the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest and the Coos Bay and Medford Districts of the BLM, where lands are open to personal use tree harvesting. Maps with directions to cutting areas will be provided at time of purchase.
The Christmas tree permit tag is validated after harvesting your tree by cutting out the date, month and year on the tree tag and securely attaching it to the cut tree in a visible location before transporting it.