Christmas tree permits for Prescott forest available Nov. 17

PRESCOTT, Ariz. - Officials say hundreds of permits for getting Christmas trees in the Prescott National Forest will be available starting in mid-November.

The U.S. Forest Service says 600 over-the-counter permits will be for sale beginning Nov. 17.
    
The permits, which cost $20 each, can be purchased at the Bradshaw Ranger and Chino Valley Ranger District offices. The Verde Ranger District will sell them beginning Nov. 19.
    
Each permit allows its holder to cut down a tree up to 10 feet (3 meters) tall within a designated cutting area.
    
Tree permits will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. They are valid through Dec. 24.
    
A customer is only allowed to purchase one permit for an entire family.
 

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