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Christmas tree-cutting permits will be available

Published: Thursday, Oct. 24 2013 3:34 p.m. MDT

Christmas tree-cutting permits will be available for trees in the Heber-Kamas Ranger District of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

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MIDWAY, Wasatch County — Christmas tree-cutting permits will be available for trees in the Heber-Kamas Ranger District of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.

Permits will be sold Friday, Nov. 1, and Saturday, Nov. 2, at Soldier Hollow Lodge, 2002 Olympic Drive. Non-transferable wristbands will be issued to the first 1,000 individuals starting at 6 a.m. on both days.

Individuals with a wristband must purchase their tree permit in person the same day they receive their wristband, from 8 a.m. to noon at the lodge on both days.

One tree permit is allowed per person age 16 and older and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Tree-cutting permits are $10 and are for designated cutting areas within the south end of the Heber-Kamas Ranger District.

Only subalpine fir trees 20 feet tall or shorter may be cut and removed. All trees must be tagged prior to being transported.

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