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.

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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:

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. 

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