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Christmas tree permits for Prescott forest available Nov. 17

The U.S. Forest Service says 600 over-the-counter permits for getting Christmas trees in the Prescott National Forest will go on sale beginning Saturday, Nov. 17. (Courier stock photo)

The U.S. Forest Service says 600 over-the-counter permits for getting Christmas trees in the Prescott National Forest will go on sale beginning Saturday, Nov. 17. (Courier stock photo)

PRESCOTT — 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 Saturday, 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 Monday, Nov. 19.

The Bradshaw Ranger District office is located at 344 South Cortez Street, Prescott. Ranger Sarah Tomsky can be contacted at 928-443-8000.

The Chino Valley Ranger District office is located at 735 N. Hwy. 89 in Chino Valley, with a contact number of 928-777-2200.

Each permit allows its holder to cut down a tree up to 10 feet tall within a designated cutting area.

Tree permits will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis and are valid through Monday, Dec. 24.

A customer is allowed to purchase only one permit for an entire family.