For families interested in going out and cutting their own Christmas tree, the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations’ Christmas Tree webpage is a good place to find information about getting a Christmas tree for personal use.
Usually Douglas fir trees are the most sought-after tree, but lodgepole pine, spruce, and balsam fir are also popular.
Before heading out, anyone interested in cutting their own Christmas tree can find out more through the ministry’s homepage: www.gov.bc.ca/for/ (it is the first link under Popular Topics on the right hand side).
This page includes some tips for cutting Christmas trees, as well as contact information for each local district office where you can find a link to obtain a free use permit.
Anyone can apply online for a free use permit from the North Island Central Coast district office, or can stop by the office in Port McNeill to get one.
Christmas trees may be cut from Forest Service Road right-of-ways on Crown land.