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Forest Service Christmas Tree Permits on Sale Friday

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From the U.S. Forest Service:

The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Carson Ranger District, announces the availability of Christmas tree cutting permits to the general public beginning on November 22, 2013, and ending on December 24, 2013, or until the 4,000 permits are sold.  Federal offices are closed on Thursday, November 28, 2013.  Permits are issued on a first-come, first-served basis for $10 each in designated cutting areas for white fir, incense cedar, Jeffrey, and lodgepole pine trees.  

Two trees may be cut per household, permits are non-refundable and non-transferrable, and are valid through December 25, 2013.  Maps of cutting areas will be provided with Christmas tree tags.  Please purchase your permit(s) early as permits do sell out quickly.   
Tree cutters should have their own saws, warm clothing, a first-aid kit, extra food and water, shovel, and a heavy rope or chain, in the event of bad road conditions or inclement weather.  Some cutting areas may be inaccessible after snowfall, so it is advisable to cut trees early in the season.  Carry tire chains in all vehicles, including 4-wheel or all-wheel drive vehicles.
Permits must be purchased in person with cash or checks (credit and ATM cards are not accepted).  Phone, mail, or e-mail permit requests cannot be processed.  Tree permits are available at the following offices:
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest                   775-331-6444
Forest Headquarters-Sparks                              Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
1200 Franklin Way, Sparks, NV                                       
Carson Ranger District Office                             775-882-2766
1536 S. Carson Street, Carson City, NV              Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Galena Creek Visitor Center                                775-849-4948
16750 Mt. Rose Highway, Reno, NV                   Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Hope Valley Café and Market                             530-694-2323
14655 Highway 88, Woodfords Canyon, CA      7 days a week, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.      
Markleeville General Store                                   530-694-2448
14799 Highway 89, Markleeville, CA                   Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
                                                                                    Saturday and Sunday, 7:30 am – 7:00 pm.
Contact the Carson Ranger District for further information at 775-882-2766.                

From the U.S. Forest Service

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