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Christmas Tree Permits Available at Forest Service and BLM District Offices

Christmas tree gathering family
PHOTO: Detroit & Sweet Home Ranger Districts, Willamette National Forest

(Springfield, Oregon) - Christmas tree permits will soon be available at all Willamette National Forest District offices and the Bureau of Land Management Eugene District interagency office. Holiday enthusiasts looking for the perfect tree will also be able to purchase permits from local vendors.

Forest Service personal use permits are $5.00 each. They allow the holders to cut one tree; each household can purchase a maximum of five permits. BLM permits are $5.50 each; each household can purchase up to five of these permits.

With forecasts predicting colder temperatures and above average precipitation this winter, it’s as important as ever to prepare for the unexpected when looking for your holiday tree. Bring a handsaw or axe as well as winter clothing and safety equipment. Tire chains and a shovel are recommended, as is extra food, drinking water, blankets, a flashlight, first aid kit and survival gear. Tree cutting and travel may take longer than anticipated, so notify a friend or family member where you’re going, get an early start, and leave the woods well before dark.

To keep your tree from drying out and becoming a fire hazard, leave it outside until you’re ready to move it indoors. Cut the trunk at an angle before placing it in the stand and remember to refill the stand reservoir daily.

Visitors can purchase permits and receive maps of cutting areas at District offices on weekdays from 8:00am to 4:30pm. Several offices will also be open on weekends with special appearances by Smokey Bear (see the list below for times). At the Springfield Interagency office, BLM permits will be sold weekdays only 8:00am to 4:30pm until Dec. 23.

For more information please contact the closest District office or call the Willamette National Forest Service and BLM Eugene District Interagency office at (541)225-6300.


District Offices
1st Day
of Sales
Weekend Dates Open
Smokey Visits
Forest Service
     Detroit Ranger District
     503.854.3366

Nov. 15

None

None
     Sweet Home Ranger District
     541.367.5168
Nov. 26 Nov. 27 & Dec. 4
(9 am - 3 pm)
Dec. 4
At 9:45 am,12:45pm
     McKenzie River Ranger District
     541.822.3381
Nov. 22 Nov. 27 & Dec. 4 (9:00am - 3:00pm Dec. 4
(10:00am - 2:00pm)
     Middle Fork Ranger District
     541.782.2283
Nov. 15 Nov. 27, 28;
Dec. 4,5; Dec. 11,12
(8:30am - 3:00pm)
Dec 4-5, 11-12
(9am - 2pm)
     Cottage Grove Ranger District
     541.767.5000
Nov. 15 None None
BLM
     Eugene District
     541.683.6600

Nov. 26

None

None


Christmas tree permits will also be available at the following vendors:
Vendor
Town
Vendor
Town
Rivers Run Deli & Market
503.854.3039
Detroit Meyer’s General Store
541.822.3531
Blue River
Mountain High Grocery
503.854.3696
Detroit Harbick’s County Store
541.822.3575
Rainbow
Lake Detroit Market
503.854.3433
Detroit McKenzie Bridge General Store
541.822.3221
McKenzie Bridge
Midway Grocery
541.367.1552
Sweet Home Jasper Store
541.746.2032
Jasper
Dan Dee Sales
541.367.5544
Sweet Home Fall Creek Market
541.746.3068
Fall Creek
Lakeside Market
541.367.3397
Foster CG Market
541.937.3124
Lowell
Mather’s Market
541.726.8570
Cedar Flat Rascal’s Market
541.782.3704
Oakridge
Pratt’s Leaburg Country Store
541.896.0500
Leaburg Killion’s Market
541.767.9690
Cottage Grove
Vida Community Market
541.896.3261
Vida Kirk & Family Mercantile
541.946.2200
Dorena

The mission of the USDA Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The Agency manages 193 million acres of public land, provides assistance to State and private landowners, and maintains the largest forestry research organization in the world.

Source: Detroit & Sweet Home Ranger Districts, Willamette National Forest




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