New Mexicans can buy permits to cut Christmas trees on national forest land in the state.
The permit prices vary depending on the forest, but are available through Dec. 24.
The Gila and Lincoln national forests are selling $5 permits, and the tags are free for pinon trees in the Gila.
The permits are $10 in the Santa Fe and Cibola national forests for trees up to 10 feet.
The permits for the Santa Fe National Forest can be purchased at district offices as well as several vendors in northern New Mexico — the Los Alamos Historical Society museum shop in Los Alamos; REI in Santa Fe; Laguna Vista Quick Stop in Las Vegas; and in Pecos at the Pecos Canyon Station, Griego's Market and Pancho's Minute Men station.
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