Fourth-graders can now cut down their own free Christmas Tree in Black Hills National Forest program

RAPID CITY, S.D. — In continuation of teaching the next generation of conservations, 4th-grade students can receive a free permit to cut down their own Christmas tree in the Black Hills National Forest.

In order to receive a permit, students will have to present a valid pass or paper voucher printed online at Every Kid Outdoors, a national initiative through the Department of the Interior.

Spruce trees are a recommended type of tree. There are also ponderosa pine and western juniper available too.

Free Christmas tree permit.


Each permit comes with a guide stating what and what not to do when cutting down a tree.

The offer is between Nov. 12th-Dec. 24th. Anyone can purchase a permit for $10 each, with a maximum of five per individual.

An Every Kid Outdoors pass for 4th-graders allows students free access to federal lands and waters across the country for a full school year.

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