Christmas Tree Permit

General Information
Permits are available at the Douglas County Forestry Department Office located on Business Highway 53 in Solon Springs, approximately 30 miles south of Superior. Contact the Forestry Department by phone at (715) 378-2219 or by e-mail  to receive additional information. Permits may also be purchased by mailing the 'REQUIRED PERMIT INFORMATION" (see below) with a check or money order to:

Douglas County Forestry Department
9182 East Hughes Avenue
P.O. Box 211
Solon Springs, WI 54873

Permit allows for the cutting and removal of one Balsam fir or Norway pine up to ten feet (10') in height from Douglas County Forest land.  A Permit is valid for up to three (3) trees and the cost is $5.00 per tree. Permits expire December 31st of the year they were purchased.

Permits must be in possession when collecting and transporting Christmas trees. Permit holder must be present while trees are being collected and transported. 

Required Permit Information
  • Permittee Name and Address
Responsibilities of Permit Holder
  • No rutting of access roads or blocking of roads.
  • No cutting is allowed within 200 feet of any lake, pond, river, stream or other water body. 
  • No cutting is allowed within 100 feet of any town road, County Highway or State Highway
  • No use of ATV or tractor to get tree out of forest.
  • No cut products from a commercial timber sale may be taken.
  • The permittee will not interfere with any commercial timber harvest that may be in the area.
  • It is further understood by the applicant that they assume all responsibility for their own protection and agree not to hold Douglas County responsible for any accidents or injuries that may happen to themselves or others in their company, and that they will hold Douglas County harmless for any and all suits or claims for damages to personal property which may arise from said removal of tree.
Notice:   All prices are subject to change.