Christmas Tree Cutting Permits

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Permits to cut Christmas trees, for own use, are available from Sustainable Development, 200 Saulteaux Crescent, Winnipeg (8:30 am to 4:30 pm Mon to Fri) and district and regional offices, starting December 5, 2017 Dues for own use Christmas trees, not exceeding three (3) metres in height, are $5.00 per tree plus GST.

Designated Christmas Tree cutting areas in the Eastern Region
Choose the designated cutting area you are interested in from the overview map, click here. Go to the Sustainable Development Head Office, or an Eastern Region District Office to purchase your permit, starting December 5, 2017. After you purchase your Christmas Tree Cutting Permit you will be given a detailed map of the designated Christmas Tree cutting area.

Christmas tree cutting areas in the Eastern Region are:

DCA# 311 - Ste. Rita – approx. 50 km from the Perimeter, south of Ste. Rita, off Hwy # 15

DCA# 309 - Milner Ridge – approx. 67 km from the Perimeter, south west of Milner Ridge off Provincial Rd # 435

DCA# 636 - Marchand – approx. 83 km from the Perimeter (from Steinbach approx. 47 km), south of Marchand off Provincial Rd # 210

With the purchase of a permit, the permittee is authorized to cut a coniferous Christmas tree not exceeding three (3) metres in height from a designated area.

  • In order to manage our forest resource sustainably, the province urges you to only cut down the tree you are taking home.
  • When enjoying the Manitoba winter please stay on maintained roads and ensure your own personal safety, cleaning up any debris or garbage from the forest. Carry out what you carry in.
  • Please be advised that you should be prepared to do a little walking and carrying. Vehicle access is not guaranteed if there is heavy snowfall.

Special Conditions:

  • cutting shall be confined to the area stated on the permit
  • tree(s) shall not be sold or bartered
  • permit shall be retained by the person in possession of the tree(s)
  • permit shall be produced for inspection on request by a Conservation Officer
  • permit expires on the 31st day of December following the date of issue

Manitoba also has many private Christmas tree farms. For more information about private tree farms and the Manitoba Christmas Tree Grower's Association go to: www.realchristmastress.mb.ca

Collection of Boughs and Branches for Commercial Use

Special conditions are in place for individuals interested in harvesting and collecting boughs and branches for commercial use (ex. wreath making). Please contact the district or regional office in the area you are interested in to get information on required permits, fee schedules and location of designated commercial collection areas.

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