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:
Private tree farms
Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association
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