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Thu October 27, 2011

Lincoln Xmas Tree Permits Available Nov. 1

Alamogordo, New Mexico – ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (KRWG) 'Tis the season.

Lincoln National Forest officials say permits for cutting down Christmas trees will be available beginning Nov. 1. The $5 permits allow the holder to cut down or dig up any live evergreen tree up to 10 feet high in designated areas of the Smokey Bear, Sacramento and Guadalupe Ranger Districts,.

This year, Christmas tree permits for the Lincoln National Forest may only be purchased at Forest Service offices or by mail. They will be available at Forest Service offices Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., through Dec. 23. Applications for permits may be requested through the mail until Dec. 11. Mail-in applications are available online at: www.fs.usda.gov/lincoln .

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