Permits available for Christmas Trees in Olympic Forest

Holiday tree permits are now available through Dec. 24, at all Olympic National Forest offices.

Olympic National Forest offices in Olympia, Quinault, Forks and Quilcene offer these holiday tree permits during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Permits are $5 each and are good for one u-cut tree. Credit cards are now being accepted as well as cash and checks. Each permit is good for one tree and five permits are allowed per household. When heading to the woods, remember to let someone know where you are going and be prepared for the cold and changing weather conditions. Carry basic safety equipment including a forest map. Most National Forest roads are not maintained or snowplowed during the winter.

For information about the Olympic National Forest, go to or call 360-956-2402.