Christmas Tree Permits

A man hauling a Christmas tree out of a snowy forestIt 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 as well as, Detroit, McKenzie River, Sweet Home and Middle Fork Ranger District offices.  Additionally, the Willamette National Forest is offering Christmas trees online through the Open Forest pilot program this holiday season. 

Starting, November 12, 2019, 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 28, when offices are closed.   Additionally, the Middle Fork Ranger District will be open for Christmas Tree permit sales on November 29-December 1, December 7-8 and 14-15.  Smokey Bear will be present to greet folks on December 7 and 8.   Click here for contact information for each office.



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This year, permits can also be purchased online through the Open Forest pilot program by visiting: . 


 Click here to view frequently asked questionsSmokey Bear decorating a Christmas tree


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.  This year, trees can be as tall as 15 feet. 

As part of  the national Every Kid Outdoors 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 Outdoors website at a Forest Service ranger station or office. Visit the Every Kid Outdoors website at 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 Outdoors tree permits are only available at Forest Service offices, not from local vendors.


5744 Main Street
Springfield, OR

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

Detroit & Mill City

Rivers Run Deli & Market
Detroit, OR

Mountain High Grocery
Detroit, OR

Detroit Market
Detroit, OR

Santiam Sports Center
Mill City, OR

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

Pratt’s Leaburg Country Store
Leaburg, OR

Meyer’s General Store
Blue River, OR

McKenzie Bridge General Store
McKenzie Bridge, OR

Blue Sky Market
Rainbow, OR

Everyone’s Market

45602 McKenzie Hwy

Vida, OR 97488

541 896-3261

Lowell/Oakridge Area

Jasper Store
Jasper, OR

Bridgetown Market
Lowell, OR

Dinks Market
Oakridge, OR

Scott's Fast Market
Oakridge, OR