Christmas Tree Permits Available November 10th: Multiple Options Available for Purchasing
Medford, Oregon November 8, 2022 — For many families, venturing out onto public lands to cut a Christmas tree is an annual holiday tradition. The process of obtaining permits differs a bit by agency, but families will be able to cut Christmas trees on Forest Service or BLM lands using a permit purchased from either agency.
There are a number of options by which the public can obtain permits as follows:
- Over twenty local vendors will be selling permits across the area starting November 10. Please do call ahead to confirm hours and to ensure passes are available before travelling.
- Forest Service Christmas tree permits will be available for purchase online at recreation.gov also starting November 10. Visitors will need to use a Recreation.gov account to complete the transaction, and adhere to the rules included with the permit.
- Beginning November 10, BLM-issued Christmas tree permits will be available for purchase online at forestproducts.blm.gov.
- Have a 4th Grader? Once again, as part of the Every Kid Outdoors initiative, 4th Graders are entitled to one FREE Christmas tree permit with a valid Every Kid Outdoors pass. Free permits can be obtained through recreation.gov, or in-person in a Forest Service office. (The 4th grader must present their pass to get their free permit.)
- In-person sales will also be available at many Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management offices – please call individual agency offices to confirm availability and to check office hours.
Each permit allows the cutting of one personal-use Christmas tree, and a permit is required for each individual tree visitors wish to take home.
Permits for Christmas trees are $5.00 per tree, and are non-refundable. There is a limit of five tree permits per household, and the permits may be used only on lands open to Christmas tree harvesting on Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest and Medford District BLM lands.
Free maps that identify these areas are provided at the time of permit purchase on recreation.gov, and are also available for home printing or Avenza downloading via the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest website. More information, including tree-hunting tips, guidelines for where people may cut their trees, and safety tips, can also be found on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest website.
Happy tree hunting from the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management Medford District!