4th Graders in the Tri-Cities Can Get a Free X-mas Tree
It's that time of year and if you like a real Christmas tree, here's a way that you can get a tree for free.
If you have a fourth-grader in your home, Washington State is giving those kids a free Christmas tree with a new program.
Can Fourth-Graders Get A Free X-mas Tree In Washington?
The program is called Every Kid Outdoors Initiative. If you are the family of a fourth-grade student, you have the opportunity to cut down your tree for free, thanks to the Every Kid Outdoors initiative.
How Does My Kid Get A Free Christmas Tree From Washington State?
Not only will families be granted a free tree permit with your Every Kid pass, they'll also receive a free, specially designed ornament from the U.S. Forest Service, which they can color, sign, and hang on their new tree.
How Much Does The Tree Program Cost?
The program doesn't cost a thing and if you want to participate, it's easy to go online and download the voucher.
You Can Get A Christmas Tree For Five Dollars From Washington State
If you don't have a fourth-grader, don't worry. Do you realize you can get your Christmas tree for a five-dollar permit?
Several of our National Forests let you chop down an X-mas tree in designated areas for only five dollars.
These forests allow chopping down Christmas trees:
- Olympic National Forest
- Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest
- Gifford Pinchot National Forest
- Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
- Colville National Forest
- Umatilla National Forest
As a kid, I remember my foster Dad and me going out to find the perfect tree and it's still one of my favorite memories. It can be a family adventure and a lot of fun.
There are several options to get a free and inexpensive tree thanks to our forest system. You can get details on the fees and programs available here.