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Christmas tree permits available locally

Christmas tree permits available locally

BAKER CITY — Permits to cut a Christmas tree on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest are available for sale at local Forest Service offices and several commercial outlets. Permits cost $5 each and are valid for the cutting of one tree up to 20 feet tall on National Forest land. The permit does not authorize cutting on private, State, or other federal lands.

Christmas tree permits are available at:

The Gold Post in Sumpter

York’s Park Grocery in Baker City

O&M Gas & Grocery in Elgin

Wallowa Food City in Wallowa

Dollar Stretcher in Enterprise

The Sports Corral in Joseph

Halfway Market in Halfway

Hitching Post Grocery in Richland

Brogan Quick Stop in Brogan

Drapers Outdoor Store in Ontario

Vending machines with maps and Christmas tree permits are available 24 hours at Forest Service offices in Baker City (3285 Eleventh Street) and Halfway (38470 Pine Town Lane). Permits are also available at the Forest Service district offices in La Grande, Joseph and Clarkston, WA.

The Forest Service Christmas Tree program is designed for families, businesses, and institutions wishing to cut their own Christmas tree for decorating.

“Keep your family and your own safety in mind as you head to the forest,” said Kerry Sherman, Resource Specialist for the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. “Carry a Forest map, snacks, water, and dress warm.”

More information about Christmas tree cutting permits and road conditions can be obtained by calling local Forest Service offices or on the web at

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