Getting a Leavenworth Christmas Tree

With Thanksgiving upon us, many Leavenworth families start thinking about the annual search for a Christmas tree.  For some that means searching the local parking lots for trees sold by local Boy Scout troops and high school marching bands, for others it means venturing to a local Christmas tree farm like Shelton's in Cashmere,

For our family, it means visiting the local national forest for a Christmas tree.

USFS Christmas Tree

The first step is to buy a permit from the United States Forest Service. At $5, this a real bargain. You'll spend more in gas and hot chocolate for this adventure than you will on the permit.

Christmas Tree Permit

Christmas Tree Permit

In addition to local USFS offices, like the Wenatchee River Ranger District in Leavenworth, some local stores also carry the permits.

In the Lake Wenatchee area, Parkside Grocery and Plain Hardware have permits for sale.

In Leavenworth, tree permits are available at Dan's Food Market, the 76 gas station and Shell Village Mercantile.

Next you need to know where (and where NOT) to get your tree:

Areas where trees cannot be cut:

  • Within congressionally designated Wilderness areas
  • Within 150 feet of any stream, lake, pond, or wetland area.
  • In active timber sale areas.
  • Closed areas shown on the Okanogan National Forest Travel Plan map.
  • On privately owned and state managed land within the National Forest boundary.
  • In tree plantations, campgrounds, administrative sites, or other areas where specifically posted.

For more info on harvesting Christmas trees in the Leavenworth area visit the USFS website.


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Allyson and Geordie Romer

Leavenworth real estate agents - Allyson and Geordie Romer

For over a decade, Allyson and Geordie have been serving clients in the Leavenworth-area real estate market. Together, they work tirelessly to stay on top of the regional market and present the most relevant opportunities to their clientele.

When not in the office, they can be found exploring the endless recreation opportunities of the area in all of its seasons.




Geordie provided excellent real estate representation! We appreciated his detailed knowledge of the market, his up front and honest approach, and his negotiation skills.
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- Laura Anderson



As “west siders” looking for a getaway near Leavenworth, Geordie provided insight … his knowledge of design features important in a “snowy winter wonderland” was appreciated. Thanks Geordie!
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- Jean Stern



Geordie made this somewhat complicated transition easier for us…going above and beyond to help us work through issues that came up during the sale of our parents home. We appreciated his knowledge, attentiveness to details and his willing spirit.
Our family is grateful for Geordie!
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- Terry Foster



Geordie was great in every way. We have been looking in the Leavenworth area for some time, and Geordie was absolutely the best for local knowledge, history and depth on neighborhoods, developments and the local market trends. He was very quick to respond (even when he was on his vacation) and worked very diligently to get all of our questions answered in a very timely fashion. We would recommend him highly to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Very friendly, and helped us navigate all of the local options before we made an offer on the property that we purchased. Thank you, Geordie!

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- Ryan Olsen



It was such a pleasure to work with Geordie and his wife, Allyson on our cabin purchase. They showed us a variety of locations, listened to what we wanted and helped us find the perfect match. Everything was smooth and not stressful, just relaxed and easy. We would definitely recommend Geordie and use him again if the need arises!

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- Cammie Schlosser


Moving to Leavenworth?

Are you looking for a cabin or a condo in Leavenworth that your family can use as a home base when climbing, skiing or hiking around Leavenworth or Lake Wenatchee?

Maybe you rent a house here and have decided to stay, surprised how a summer of rafting somehow turned into seven years.

Maybe it’s time to escape the hustle of the big city (and its rain) and move to Leavenworth with its four seasons.

Maybe you bought a condo years ago, don’t seem to use as much, and it’s time to sell.

Whatever your motivation, we are here to help. If you are buying a home, the best place to start is with our Homebuyer’s Guide to Leavenworth.