Malheur National Forest announces new addition to Christmas Tree Program

GRANT COUNTY – The USDA Forest Service is modernizing its approach to selling Christmas Tree permits by making them available to purchase online.

We know it’s only October, but get your tree decorations out and cue the carols – Christmas Tree Permits will be available through Recreation.gov beginning October 15, 2020!

A new addition to this holiday season, you’ll be able to purchase a permit to cut down a Christmas tree online. Cutting down your own tree is the perfect way to create a memorable holiday experience, share a special tradition with family and friends, and help maintain a healthy forest.

Through the online program trees will be $5.00 each with a maximum of 5 per household. If you purchase online there is a processing fee of $2.50 for your overall total.

This new process only pertains to Christmas trees. Christmas tree permits can also be purchased at all local Malheur National forest offices for $5.00 each with the same minimum 5 per household regulation. All other products including wood permits, post/pole permits, maps and passes can also be purchased by calling and making appointments at all Malheur National Forest offices.

Please be aware that only one person is working at each front desk. If you are not able to get through immediately please leave a message and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

Supervisors Office/Blue Mountain Ranger District: 541-575-3000 Emigrant Creek Ranger District: 541-573-4300

Prairie City Ranger District: 541-820-3800

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