Christmas tree permits are now available for Mt. Hood National Forest

Christmas tree permits for the Mt. Hood National Forest are now available to purchase at local vendors and online through Purchase a permit, download cutting area maps, and find tree cutting tips at: Permits are $5 per tree with a limit of 5 permits per household. charges an additional $2.50 service fee per order.

Finding and cutting a Christmas tree is a long-standing tradition and a way to spend time with family and friends on national forest lands. When following regulations and guidelines, Christmas tree cutting can also improve forest health in dense stands of small-diameter trees.

Tree cutting is prohibited along Highways 26, 35, & 216; in Wilderness; in the Bull Run Watershed and The Dalles Watershed; fire closure areas; Camp Baldwin; and other areas closed to public entry. 

Forest offices remain closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Christmas tree permits are available in person for $5 at the following local businesses:

  • Tygh Valley General Store, 57715 Tygh Valley Road, Tygh Valley, OR. 541-483-2324
  • Kramers Market, 121 Main Street, Dufur, OR. 541-467-2455
  • Wamic Market and Supply, 57016 Wamic Market Rd., Wamic, OR. 541-544-2333
  • Hood River Tum-A-Lum Lumber, 408 Hwy 35, Hood River, OR. 541-386-1001
  • The Dalles Tum-A-Lum Lumber, 240 Terminal Ave, The Dalles, OR. 541-296-5414
  • Estacada Tackle Shop, 210 SE Hwy 224, Estacada, OR. 503-630-7424
  • Estacada True Value Hardware: 310 SE Main St, Estacada, OR. 503-630-3769
  • Sandy ACE Heritage Hardware, 39181 Pioneer Boulevard, Sandy, OR. 503-668-8731
  • Hoodland Thriftway, 68280 Hwy 26, Welches, OR. 503-622-3244
  • Welches Mountain Building Supply, 67250 Hwy 26, Welches, OR. 503-622-3000
  • Mt. Hood Village Market, 73265 Hwy 26, Rhododendron, OR. 503-622-4652
  • Sportsman’s Warehouse, 9401 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR. 503-777-8700
  • Zigzag Ranger District, 70220 E. Hwy. 26, Zigzag, OR. 503-622-3191; Walk-up window open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (closed from 12:00 to 1:00). Fourth-graders can receive a free Christmas tree permit at Zigzag RD but must have their Every Kid Outdoors pass or voucher with them. Get an Every Kid Outdoors pass at:

 Winter weather in the forest can change rapidly. Most forest roads are not maintained for winter driving. Forest staff recommend bringing traction devices and a shovel, extra food, drinking water, winter clothing, blankets, a flashlight, and a first aid kit. Don’t forget a tool for cutting the tree and a rope or cord to secure it to vehicles. Tree cutting and travel may take longer than anticipated, so let a friend or family member know where you’re going, get an early start, and leave the woods well before dark.