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November 28, 2012
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Christmas tree permits available in Eagle County

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado - Personal use Christmas tree tags are available from offices of the White River National Forest.

Christmas tree cutting is allowed in most areas on the White River National Forest with the following exceptions: Wilderness areas, commercial timber sales, recreation and ski areas, administrative areas and Glenwood Canyon. Trees may not be cut within 100 feet of any road. Maps showing where Christmas tree cutting is allowed are available at all offices where permits are sold. District specific tree cutting information is below.

Permits cost $10 each and may be purchased with cash, check or money order. Trees must be less than 15 feet tall from the stump with a maximum of five trees per individual. Trees are for personal use only and cannot be resold. The tags must be attached to the tree prior to cutting and must be left on the tree until it arrives at its final destination. Permits expire Dec. 31.

Permits are available at both the Eagle Ranger Station, 125 W. 5th St. in Eagle, or at the Holy Cross Ranger Station, 24747 U.S. Highway 24 in Minturn. Permits may be purchased Mondays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Eagle office location. Permits may also be purchased at the Minturn office location Monday through Friday from 8 am to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Minturn office will also be open Saturday and Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For additional information, contact the Eagle Ranger District at 970-328-6388 or the Holy Cross Ranger District at 970-827-5715.

All Forest Service offices will be closed on Christmas Day.


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