Bough, Cuttings, Limb, & Transplant Permits

Bough, Cuttings, Limb, & Transplant Permits

The Siuslaw National Forest has a variety of native plants that could be transplanted to your garden or yard. Bring a piece of the forest to your home!

Permit Information

Special Forest Product Permit Duration Permit Fee ($) Allowable Quantities Supplemental Request Form Required? Remarks
Boughs 15 days $20 per ton   Yes Harvest only the bottom half of the tree.
Alder Puddle Sticks 60 days 20 cents each  

Yes: Hebo Ranger District

No: Central Coast Ranger District
1 to 4 inches in diameter by 12 inches in length.
Vine Maple Limbs 30 days $10 per ton ($20 minimum)   Yes No power equipment allowed from March 1-Sept. 30.
Plant Cuttings (clippings of the green part of a plant)

15 days on Hebo Ranger District

30 days on Central Coast Ranger District
5 cents per pound. ($20 minimum) No maximum allowable quantity Yes Only remove 25% of plant.
Transplants (includes the plant’s root system) 30 days

$1 per plant shorter than 4 feet.

$2 per plant taller than 4 feet.
  Yes Only harvest on Forest Road cutbanks and ditchlines 30 feet or more from road.

How to Obtain a Permit

Boughs, cuttings, limbs, and transplant permits can be purchased from the district office where you plan to harvest from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. When purchasing, you must provide a valid identification card issued by a state or U.S. federal government and your vehicle make, model, and license plate number.

Permits that require a supplemental request form can be filled out at a ranger station, printed and brought to a ranger station, or emailed to

Where to Harvest

  • Only collect boughs, alder puddle sticks, and vine maple limbs in designated areas as listed on your permit. Maps will be provided with your permit.
  • Plant Cuttings:
    • Permittees are NOT PERMITTED to harvest salal, huckleberry, dwarf Oregon grape, fiddlehead fern, or swordfern with a plant-cutting permit. See Salal, Ferns, & Greenery permits.
    • Plant cuttings permittees must gather in designated areas at least 200 feet away from recreational sites (trails, campgrounds, picnic and day-use areas) and streams. Do not damage or dig plants.
  • Transplants:
    • On the supplemental request form, specify the species and size of plants, shrubs, or seedlings that are being harvested, as well as the road number you are planning to harvest on or near. 
  • Harvesting is prohibited in Botanical Areas, Research Natural Areas, wilderness areas, scenic areas, and land other than designated on the map received with your permit.

How to Protect the Forest While Harvesting

  • Harvest products in a caring and ecologically sound way by filling in any holes created, scattering debris away from roads, culverts, and ditches, and leaving your harvesting area clean.
  • Pack garbage and food scraps out with you.
  • Follow the terms and conditions on your permit.

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