Christmas Tree Harvest-Permits available in mid-November

 

 

 

Christmas Tree Harvest-Permits available in mid-November

 

Everett WA—Christmas tree permits for the 2019 season are now available for purchase online. The Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is one of thirteen National Forests participating in offering permits online through the Open Forest system. Christmas tree permits purchased online will have to be printed to be valid. However, this program allows you to purchase your 2019 Christmas tree permit from the comfort of your own home, or by using your mobile device, instead of traveling to a Forest Service office. You can learn about purchasing your permit and gathering your Christmas tree online at https://openforest.fs.usda.gov. Traditional Christmas tree permits will still be available at local Forest Service offices, or participating vendors.

For more information about the Christmas tree program on the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, please contact one of the Forest Service offices.

Download our Christmas Tree Cutting Information Sheet.

Cutting location maps:

North Bend

Enumclaw #1

Enumclaw #2

Enumclaw #3

Skykomish (Hwy 2)

Mt. Baker

Cutting areas are located within national forest lands in the eastern portions of Pierce, King, Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom counties. Maps and information about cutting areas are provided where permits are sold at ranger stations and the public service centers.

Permits cost $10 each for a tree up to 15 feet. The permits for 2019 season are nonrefundable. The supply of permits at all locations is limited. Once the supply is exhausted, no more permits will be available, so it is advised to call and verify their availability ahead of time.

Cash, credit cards and checks are accepted at Forest Service stations, Glacier and Verlot Public Service Centers only accept cash and checks. Forest Service offices are closed Thanksgiving Day. Forest Service offices may close early Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve; please call ahead for operating hours.  See below for a list of Vendors, call for hours. 

Plan to purchase a Sno-Park parking permit if the trip includes parking in a designated Sno-Park lot. When at a trailhead requiring a fee, the Northwest Forest Pass will need to be displayed on the vehicle dashboard. Get a tree early before snow falls as most trees are reached by narrow, unplowed mountain roads. High-clearance vehicles are often required for forest roads along with tire chains and a shovel. Check ranger stations for road and weather information and watch this video for more information on how to get your perfect tree: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ko7iOS7ugLE.

 

 

Christmas Tree Permits Available at the Following Locations:

 

Mt. Baker Ranger District

810 State Route 20

Sedro-Woolley, WA

360-856-5700

Glacier Public Service Center

10091 Highway 542

Glacier, WA 360-599-2714

Darrington Ranger Station

1405 Emens Ave. N.

Darrington, WA

360-436-1155

Verlot Public Service Center

33515 Mountain Loop Highway

Granite Falls, WA

360-691-7791

Skykomish Ranger District

74920 NE Stevens Pass Hwy

Skykomish, WA 360-677-2414

Snoqualmie Ranger District

902 SE North Bend Way

North Bend, WA

425-888-1421

Enumclaw Office

450 Roosevelt Ave. E.

Enumclaw, WA

360-825-6585

REI-Alderwood

184th St. SW

Lynwood, WA

425-640-6200

 

Outdoor Recreation Information Center (REI-Seattle)

222 Yale Ave. N.

Seattle, WA

206-470-4060

Darrington Hardware

1220 State Route 530 NE

Darrington, WA

360-436-1260

The Sky Deli

148 5th St. North

Skykomish, WA

360-677-2211

 





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