It’s a holiday tradition for many: Heading out to find the perfect Christmas tree, cutting it down and taking it home to decorate.
Well, those interested in cutting their own Christmas tree can now obtain a permit to do so online or by contacting their local district or FrontCounter BC office.
Local district offices can provide details about specific cutting requirements and approved harvest areas. Free-use permits are provided for personal use only.
Selling a tree cut under a Christmas tree permit, or cutting a tree in an unauthorized area, is illegal.
The public is reminded to check online maps provided by districts to ensure they are cutting within a designated area.
The ministry’s Christmas tree website provides links to online Christmas tree permits, as well as FrontCounter BC and district office contact information.
Campbell River’s local district office to attain a permit is located at 370 South Dogwood, next to the Campbell River Christian School.