Christmas tree permits are on sale for $5 each at all U.S. Forest Service ranger stations and the forest headquarters office in Wenatchee, as well as at local retailers. The $5 permit allows a family to cut a tree (maximum height, 15 feet) or dig a live transplant tree, and only two permits will be issued per household.
Permits are not refundable and are only good on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. The Christmas tree permit must be validated and securely attached to the tree trunk between the limbs and be visible during transportation. Christmas trees cannot be harvested in wilderness areas, campgrounds, developed recreation areas, or tree plantations.
If parking at a Sno-Park, you must have a valid Washington state Sno-Park permit displayed on your windshield. Permits can be purchased at Pardners Mini Market in Winthrop and at Hank’s Harvest Foods and Hank’s Mini Market in Twisp.