Cut-your-own Christmas tree from the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
Free permits to fourth graders with Every Kid in a Park pass
Anyone looking to add to their holiday festivities or begin a new tradition this year is invited to seek out and cut a personally-selected Christmas tree from the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.
Christmas tree permits can be purchased at any Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest office except the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center. Permits are $5 per tree, with a maximum of five permits per household. Permits and maps may also be obtained by mail, however, please allow for travel time through the mail.
Fourth graders are eligible for a free Christmas tree permit through the Every Kid in a Park initiative. In order for students to receive a free tree permit, they must present a valid voucher printed from the Every Kid in a Park website.
Every Kid in a Park Tree Permit:
- Visit www.everykidinapark.gov and follow instructions to obtain the paper voucher.
- Print out the voucher.
- Bring the paper voucher to a U.S. Forest Service office near you to claim the free permit.
Every Kid in a Park has many other benefits to explore, as it is a national effort that encourages children to visit national parks, forests, public lands and waters. Fourth-graders represent the nation’s next generation of outdoor stewards of our country’s spectacular and diverse federal lands and waters. The Forest Service encourages fourth-graders and their families to take part in winter recreation on national forests, including harvesting the family Christmas tree.
The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest also issues permits for other forest products including balsam boughs, firewood, birch bark, and more. To learn more please contact the nearest District Ranger Office:
Eagle River (715) 479-2827
Florence (715) 528-4464
Lakewood (715) 276-6333
Laona (715) 674-4481
Glidden (715) 264-2511
Hayward (715) 634-4821
Washburn (715) 373-2667
Medford (715) 748-4875
Park Falls (715) 762-2461