With about a month to go before the Holidays, more people are going to the forest to get a Christmas tree. Robin DeMario with the Okanogan Wenatchee National Forests says permits to remove a live, or cut tree from National Forest land are $5 and are available at all Forest Service offices and various businesses. DeMario says if you are cutting a tree, take another cut off the trunk when you get home, and keep the tannenbaum well watered.
DeMario says your Christmas tree permit serves as a parking pass at most trailheads. Leave the tree tag on the drivers' side dashboard in lieu of a Northwest Forest Pass. The permits however don't allow you to park in a Sno-Park. You'll still need a Sno-Park permit for that.