SANTA FE, New Mexico — Permits go on sale next week for cutting Christmas trees in the Santa Fe National Force in northern New Mexico.
Federal officials said the permits will be available from next Monday for cutting trees through Dec. 24 or digging up a live tree.
The cost is $10 for each tree up to 10 feet. An additional permit is needed for larger trees.
Permits can be obtained at district offices as well as vendors — the Los Alamos Historical Society museum shop in Los Alamos; REI in Santa Fe; Laguna Vista Quick Stop in Las Vegas; and in Pecos at Griego's Market and Pancho's Minute Men station
Maps of where Christmas trees may be obtained and tree cutting guidelines are available at the national forest's website (http://1.usa.gov/IiVaIU ).