Multiple Options are Available for Purchasing!
SW Oregon, November 5, 2020 – For many families, venturing out onto public lands to cut a Christmas tree is an annual holiday tradition!
Beginning November 9, 2020, tree permits will be available online through recreation.gov, and with very limited sales via phone or in person at Bureau of Land Management Medford, Grants Pass, and Coos Bay offices. The public should be advised to expect long wait times for phone or in-person sales at the BLM offices due to limited staffing, and to contact their local office prior to visiting in person to purchase a Christmas tree permit.
For those who wish to purchase their permit from a local business, vendors across southwest Oregon will begin selling Christmas tree permits on November 23rd, with the current list of vendors available on the RRSNF’s website.
Regretfully, the public cannot purchase Christmas tree tags at Forest Service Ranger District offices this year. Those offices include Prospect, Star Ranger Station, Cave Junction, Gold Beach and Wild Rivers.
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 those lands open to Christmas tree harvesting that are administered by the RRSNF, and the Bureau of Land Management Medford and Coos Bay Districts. Free printable maps that identify these areas are provided at the time of permit purchase on recreation.gov, as well as for home printing on the RRSNF website. Those wishing to use digital maps and navigation systems can download the free maps to use on the mapping app, Avenza. Maps will also be available on a limited basis in front of offices.
New in 2020: The RRSNF is offering Christmas tree permits online through Recreation.gov. Visitors can purchase their permits online, and then print them from the convenience of their homes using a computer or a mobile device. It’s quick. It’s simple. And it’s easily done from home!
More information, including tree-hunting tips, guidelines for where people may cut their trees, and safety tips, can be found on the RRSNF website.
Happy tree hunting from the RRSNF and the Bureau of Land Management Medford and Coos Bay Districts!