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Christmas Tree Adventures

National forests near Portland sell permits

11/25/2019, 2:11 p.m.
Picking out your own Christmas tree with a journey to the woods can be great experience for the whole family.
National Forest Service permits allow the cutting of a Christmas trees in designated areas. Photo courtesy U.S. Forest Service

Picking out your own Christmas tree with a journey to the woods can be great experience for the whole family. The Mt. Hood and Gifford Pinchot National Forests near Portland are again selling personal use Christmas tree cutting permits at ranger stations and online.

Permits sell for $5 each. When purchasing your permit you will receive an information sheet with helpful information on the rules for cutting holiday trees on the national forest, and keeping safe as winter weather in the forest can change rapidly.

You can apply for the permits and learn more at openforest.fs.usda.gov.