Christmas tree permits are for sale for select areas of White River National Forest. Permits can be purchased online or at most White River National Forest district offices. Permits are $10 and are limited to 5 permits per person. According to the Forest Service, “by cutting your own Christmas tree, you take an active part in managing your national forests as you celebrate your own family’s holiday tradition.”
As part of the “Every Kid in a Park” initiative, one free tree permit is offered to every 4th grader who chooses to participate. If you’re curious about where the permits allow purchases to cut down trees, maps are made available by the forest service.
To follow along with one family’s annual tree-cutting tradition, check out this video:
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