ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — The Lincoln National Forest in southern New Mexico is now selling Christmas tree permits.
Forest officials say the sales began Friday at the forest supervisor’s [auth] office in Alamogordo and district ranger offices in Ruidoso, Cloudcroft and Carlsbad. Purchasers can buy one $5 permit per household.
A limited number of permits are available and are being sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
With a permit, a tree may be cut from most areas within the Lincoln National Forest. Wilderness areas or those that have been designated as closed are off-limits to tree cutting.
Officials say the last day to cut a tree is Dec. 24.