How to get a permit to cut a tree in the forest

  • Wednesday, November 27, 2013 4:48pm
  • Life

If you want to go out in the woods and cut your tree, you’ll need a permit.

They are available through Dec. 24 at ranger stations and at REI for national forest lands in Snohomish, Skagit, King, Pierce and Whatcom counties.

Permits are $10 each to cut one tree with a height limit of 12 feet. You may also need a Sno-Park permit for parking in some of the areas.

Maps and information about cutting areas are provided where permits are sold.

Check with the ranger station before setting out to cut your tree because many of the roads may be snow-covered and require high-clearance vehicles and tire chains.

Christmas tree permits available at these locations. Call first to check on hours.

Mount Baker Ranger Station, 360-856-5700, ext. 515; Verlot Public Service Center, 360-691-7791; Skykomish Ranger Station, 360-677-2414; Snoqualmie Ranger stations, 425-888-1421; REI Alderwood, 425-640-6200.

Herald staff

More in Life

Ice queen: Local women’s hockey team founder is fearless

Leslie Tidball’s fearless competitive spirit keeps her going strong in ice hockey at 64 years old.

How to entice a wide range of winged friends to your yard

A Tulalip Bay couple shares how they encourage birds, bees and butterflies to visit their garden.

Growing up: Some plants go through changes not unlike puberty

Arborvitae, junipers, spruce and pines, for example, exhibit juvenile and adult characteristics.

Decorated ceramic pig bares famous Wemyss Ware trademark

Very early flower-decorated pigs from Wemyss Ware have auctioned for over $30,000.

Great Plant Pick: Crocus ‘Spring Beauty,’ large-flowering crocus

What: Crocus “Spring Beauty,” commonly called large-flowering crocus, are a harbinger of… Continue reading

Beer of the Week: Hazy IPA, 4-Ways

Four Snohomish breweries decided to brew a single malt hazy IPA made with four different hops.

Defunct brewers collaborate on five all-star beers

The new brews will be pouring at SnoTown Brewing during the Washington Beer Open House on Feb. 24.

Garden clubs in Snohomish, Island counties

Alderwood Garden Club: Cedar Valley Grange Hall, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood;… Continue reading

Home & Garden events in Snohomish County and the region

Repair Cafe: Have broken stuff laying around your home or garage? Bring… Continue reading

Most Read