Forest Service ready for Christmas tree season

sberg@idahostatesman.comNovember 29, 2013 

Now that Thanksgiving's behind us, the folks at the U.S. Forest Service's Boise office will get busy selling permits for Christmas trees. 

The Forest Service sells $10 permits that allow people to cut down trees growing on national forest land. Any family can buy as many as three permits, in case one tree just isn't enough. Trees that measure up to 12 feet in height can be cut down. 

Along with permits to harvest Christmas trees, the Forest Service provides a free map that shows areas where people can cut them.

Permits are on sale from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Forest Service's Boise office at 1387 Vinnell Way. For more information on the Christmas tree program, call the office at (208) 373-4100.

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