For many families, venturing out onto public lands to cut a Christmas tree is an annual holiday tradition!
Beginning November 8, 2019, tree permits will be available online and at locations across southwest Oregon, including at Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest District Offices, Bureau of Land Management Offices in Medford, Grants Pass and Coos Bay, and from multiple local vendors.
Permits allow the cutting of personal-use Christmas trees, 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 Medford and Coos Bay BLM Districts.
Free maps that identify these areas are provided at the time of permit purchase, as well as on Avenza.
New in 2019: The RRSNF is one of 13 National Forests participating in offering permits online through the Open Forest system!
Can't make it to our offices during open business hours? Fret not! Visitors can now 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! As in previous years, fourth graders who hold a current Every Kid Outdoors pass can bring their pass into any of the RRSNF offices and receive their Christmas tree permit for free!
Please note: Every Kid permits cannot be issued through the new Open Forest system at this time.
Happy tree hunting from the RRSNF and the Medford and Coos Bay Districts!