Forest service issues tree-cutting permits
RUTLAND- USs Forest Service officials in Vermont are encouraging the public to purchase Christmas tree removal permits should they be interested in a $5 tree for the holidays. This year, all fourth-graders can take advantage of the Every Kid in a Park Initiative and get a free Christmas tree voucher, found at www.everykidinapark.gov. Fourth-graders who present a printed copy of the voucher may redeem it for an EKIP Pass and a Christmas tree removal permit at one of the US Forest service offices listed below. This is a one-time opportunity to cut down a Christmas tree on national forest land.
Only one Christmas tree permit will be issued per household per year. Permits are not refundable. Trees obtained under the Christmas tree permit may not be resold.
For more information call the Rutland Forest Supervisor’s Office, (802) 747-6700; Manchester Ranger Station, (802) 362-2307; or Rochester Ranger Station, (802) 767-4261.