Bring home a tree from the Willamette National Forest this holiday season

Bring home a tree from the Willamette National Forest this holiday season

Springfield, OR (Nov. 2, 2018) -- It is the most wonderful time of the year to visit your national forest and find the perfect holiday tree for your home.  Christmas tree permits are available at our Springfield Interagency Office, Detroit, McKenzie River, Sweet Home and Middle Fork ranger stations, as well as the provided list of vendors.

Visitors can purchase permits and receive maps of cutting areas at all our offices on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with the exception of Thanksgiving, November 22, when offices are closed. Christmas tree tags will be available at district offices and vendors beginning November 13.  Additionally, the Middle Fork Ranger District in Westfir will be open 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on November 23-25; December 1 and 2; and December 8 and 9.  Smokey Bear will make a special appearance the weekends of December 1-2 and 8-9.

Permits are $5.00 each. They allow the holder to cut one tree in designated areas; each household can purchase up to a maximum of five permits.

As part of the national Every Kid in a Park initiative, the U.S. Forest Service is excited to announce that all fourth graders are eligible for a free holiday tree permit from their local national forest. In order for students to receive a free tree permit, they must present a valid paper voucher printed from the Every Kid in a Park website at a Forest Service ranger station or office. Visit the Every Kid in a Park website at www.everykidinapark.gov for more information.

Holiday enthusiasts looking for the perfect tree will also be able to purchase permits from the following local vendors. Please note: Every Kid in a Park tree permits are only available at Forest Service offices, not from local vendors. 

Springfield

Bi-Mart
5744 Main Street
Springfield, OR
541.687.7643

Eugene, Cascades & Coast – Adventure Center
3312 Gateway St
Springfield, OR
541.484.5307

Detroit & Mill City

Rivers Run Deli & Market
Detroit, OR
503.854.3039

Mountain High Grocery
Detroit, OR
503.854.3696

Detroit Market
Detroit, OR
503.854.3767

Santiam Sports Center
Mill City, OR
503.897.2881

Sweet Home Area

Coffee Hut
2450 Main Street
Sweet Home, OR

Dan Dee Sales
610 Main Street
Sweet Home, OR

Bi Mart
1980 Main Street
Sweet Home, OR

Foster Lake Mall
5470 Highway 20
Foster, OR

Bi Mart
2680 Santiam Highway
Lebanon, OR

McKenzie River Area

Mather’s Market
Cedar Flat, OR
541.726.8570

Pratt’s Leaburg Country Store
Leaburg, OR
541.896.0500

Meyer’s General Store
Blue River, OR
541.822.3531

McKenzie Bridge General Store
McKenzie Bridge, OR
541.822.3221

Blue Sky Market
Rainbow, OR
541.822.3575

Everyone’s Market
45602 McKenzie Hwy
Vida, OR 97488
541 896-3261

Lowell/Oakridge Area

Jasper Store
Jasper, OR
541.746.2032

Bridgetown Market
Lowell, OR
541.937.3124

Dinks Market
Oakridge, OR
541.782.2668

Rascal’s Market
Oakridge, OR
541.782.3704

 

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