Forest Service offers permits for Christmas trees
November 14, 2005
Beginning Nov. 21, the Forest Service will be offering permits for the public to select and cut holiday trees in the Lake Tahoe Basin.
A limited number of permits will be available for sale. Permits cost $10 each, limited to two permits per family, valid for cutting on or before Dec. 24.
Permit holders may choose from varieties of pine, fir or cedar, in designated cutting areas, and must abide by specific permit conditions for proper and responsible collection. The holiday cutting can help reduce overgrowth in Tahoe’s forests.
Permit sales will be available at two locations:
On the South Shore, permits will be sold at the Forest Service offices at 35 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, beginning Nov. 21 and continuing Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., through Friday, Dec. 23 or when permit supply is exhausted.
On the North Shore, permits will be sold at the North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center, 380 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City (next to the fire station), beginning Saturday, Nov. 26. Thereafter, permit sales will continue every Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., until Dec. 23 or when permit supply is exhausted. Call the chamber visitor center at 581-6900.
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For more information, contact the Forest Supervisor’s Office at (530) 543-2600.
– Provided to the Tribune