Christmas tree permits are on sale. Each permit allows up to three trees to be cut. Please display your permit on the dashboard of your vehicle when you go out to harvest the tree(s). Permits are good for all National Forests in Montana. Please observe the regulations and guidelines below; it is your responsibility to know where you can and cannot harvest National Forest Christmas trees. If you are unsure of the Forest boundary, maps showing ownership are available at the Supervisor's Office in Kalispell, or at the District Ranger Stations in Bigfork, Hungry Horse.
Free Christmas Tree Permits to 4th Graders!
Every Kid Outdoors Pass which is available to 4th GradersThe Flathead National Forest is pleased to support the Every Kid Outdoors Program and provide FREE Christmas tree permits to all fourth graders! As part of the ‘Every Kid Outdoors’ (formerly Every Kid in the Park) national initiative which strives to connect youth with nature, the Flathead National Forest is offering one free Christmas tree permit to every fourth grader. To participate in the free holiday tree program visit www.everykidoutdoors.gov to obtain a voucher and then visit Recreation.gov for the permit!
Cutting your Christmas Tree
Cutting your Christmas tree can improve or damage the forest. We ask you to follow these cutting guides, and have a safe and enjoyable outing.
Choosing and cutting a tree
Planning your trip
Caring for your tree