No cutting of Christmas trees in State Trust forests…there are other places you can go

This young stand of fir trees on state trust lands will provide habitat and trust revenue into the future. Photo: DNR

Hunting for and cutting your own Christmas tree is a grand tradition—we get that. And some trees in state trust forests are lovely—but DNR does not allow cutting here.

We manage  the 2.1 million acres of trust forests sustainably for habitat, clean water and continuous stream of revenue for beneficiaries such as public schools, universities, and public services in many counties.

When we hold timber auctions, we seek the highest return to fund these trust beneficiaries, which means waiting until the trees reach maturity. 

Below is a list where you can go to legally cut your own Christmas tree in Washington State. Contact your local USDA Forest Service Office, or support your local private tree farm:

National Forests
Colville National Forest 
Gifford Pinchot National Forest 
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Olympic National Forest
Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

Private tree farms
Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association

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