Eldorado National Forest is Selling Christmas Tree Tags Again this Year.The Eldorado National Forest began selling Christmas tree permits on Tuesday, November 13th. Tree tags that can be used to cut pine, fir or cedar trees, up to 6 inches in diameter at the base, will be available at the Forest Supervisor's Office in Placerville, the Placerville District Office in Camino, the Georgetown District Office in Georgetown, and the Amador District Office in Pioneer. This program offers an enjoyable holiday experience for families and friends in the natural setting of one of their national forests.

Christmas tree permits will be issued with tree tags at a cost of $10 per tag (cash only), with a limit of two tags per family or address. Permits must be purchased in person, are not transferable and are sold on a first-come, first-served basis until all 4,500 tags are sold but no later than 12:00 pm on December 28th.Cutting under these permits will be allowed until December 31 to accommodate military families who may need to celebrate a delayed Christmas. "The Christmas tree program also supports the Every Kid in a Park initiative," said Crabtree. Fourth graders who present a valid EKIP voucher or pass are entitled to one free Christmas tree. "Getting kids out in the forest builds healthy relationships and can make a life lasting impression. Our young people are the future stewards of the forest."

Visit www.EveryKidinaPark.gov for information about the program and to get your voucher. Visit any of the Eldorado NF offices selling Christmas tree permits to get your Christmas tree tag. The student must be present to get the tag.

For more information, visit the forest website at

http://www.fs.usda.gov/eldorado .

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