It’s the most wonderful time of the year to visit your national forest and find the perfect holiday tree for your home!
Most national forests issue permits for visitors to cut their own holiday tree. Guidelines vary from forest to forest so visitors are encouraged to contact their local national forest office for information on permits, areas to harvest, maps, and other important details.
This year, Smokey Bear and Santa Claus are teaming up to bring some holiday cheer to fourth graders across the country! 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.
Step 1: Visit www.everykidinapark.gov and follow instructions to obtain the paper voucher.
Step 2: Print out the paper voucher.
Step 3: Bring the paper voucher to a National Forest office to claim the free permit.
The Every Kid in a Park initiative is a national program to encourage children to visit national parks, forests, and public lands. As part of the effort, all fourth graders in the country can obtain a paper pass for free entry into all federal lands and waters by visiting the Every Kid in a Park website atwww.everykidinapark.gov. The Forest Service Every Kid events in November and December emphasize recreating on National Forests and Grasslands, winter sports, holiday tree permits, and the annual Capitol Christmas tree campaign.
Click here to find your nearest national forest office.
Holiday Tree Guidance