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Tahoe holiday tree permits go on sale next week

Staff report

LAKE TAHOE — The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit will begin selling holiday tree permits next week. Permits cost $10 each (cash or check; no credit cards) with a limit of two permits per family.

Permit holders may choose from a variety of pine, fir or cedar in designated cutting areas, according to a USFS press release. This holiday season, 2,500 permits will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis, officials said. Last day to purchase a permit is Friday, Dec. 20; the last day to cut a tree is Dec. 24. Permits will be sold in two locations:

• Incline Village Forest Service office, 855 Alder Ave., Incline Village, beginning Nov. 20. Office is open Wednesday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. For information, call 775-831-0914. During winter weather driving conditions, call the Incline office to make sure it's open.

• Forest Supervisor's office, 35 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, beginning Nov. 18. p.m. For information, call 530-543-2694.

Maps to designated cutting areas are provided at time of purchase. Permit holders should follow permit guidelines for responsible collection, including respecting private property by not trespassing when entering or leaving National Forest cutting areas.