Sequoia National Forest Christmas Tree Permits Available Soon
PORTERVILLE, Calif., Nov. 15, 2019 – It’s that time of year, with family and friends gathering to share memories and celebrate the holiday season. What a great time to start a tradition by choosing and felling a Christmas tree in the Sequoia National Forest.
Christmas tree permits are available for $10, with a limit of one per household. Maps with directions to cutting areas and cutting guidelines are available at the time of purchase. Permits must be purchased in person; they are not transferable and are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
Christmas tree permits are free for 4th-grade students who participate in the Every Kid Outdoors Program (EKOP). To receive a free permit, 4th-grade students, or their teachers, need to sign up through the website https://everykidoutdoors.gov then download and print their pass. Students should be accompanied by their parents or guardian with their printed EKOP pass to the Sequoia National Forest Headquarters, Western Divide, or Kern River Ranger Stations to receive a free permit.
A limited supply of free precut EKOP trees will be available at the Forest Headquarters in Porterville and Western Divide Ranger Station in Springville during the dates listed below. Precut EKOP trees will not be available on the Kern River Ranger District.
Sequoia National Forest Headquarters: 559-784-1500
The office is located at - 1839 S. Newcomb St, Porterville
Lobby Open: Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
We are closed for lunch from 12 noon to 12:30 p.m.
General public permits will be available from Monday, Nov. 25 to Friday, Dec. 20.
Free precut EKOP trees will be available from Tuesday, Dec. 3 to Friday, Dec. 20