US Army Pfc. Daniel Hurst cuts down a Christmas tree at the John T Nieman Nursery, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, in Hamilton, Ohio. The farm belonged to his grandfather where he works while on leave. The fourth generation family business is home to 60,000 trees that require regular maintenance throughout the year. The family began planting cut-your-own trees in 1987. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Alturas, Calif., Nov. 5, 2019–Modoc National Forest Christmas tree permits will be on sale at Modoc National Forest offices and various local businesses from now through December 24. Permits are $10.00 each, with a limit of two permits per household.
Permits should be in possession when cutting trees. An informational handout that includes tree cutting and safety tips goes with each permit.
Permits are available for purchase at Modoc National Forest offices in Alturas, Adin, Tulelake and Cedarville, as well as the following businesses:
•         Chevron Station – 1080 N. Main St., Alturas – 530-233-5114
•         Page’s Market – 488 Main St., Cedarville – 530-279-2626
•         Davis Creek Mercantile – 41942 Hwy 395 Davis Creek – 530-233-3758
•         Don’s Deli – 45690 Hwy 139, Newell – 530-664-2891
•         Jolly Kone – 223 Main St., Tulelake – 530-667-2622
•         Adin Supply Co. – 104 Main St., Adin – 530-299-3249
Fourth grade students with a valid Every Kid Outdoors Pass can be issued one free Christmas tree permit. This pass also allows free access to federal lands and waters for a full year. To get started, the fourth grader can visit this website:
https://everykidoutdoors.gov/pass.htm and follow the instructions to print an outdoor pass. Next, accompanied by a parent or guardian, the fourth grader can present the pass or paper voucher at a Forest Service office and receive a free Christmas tree cutting permit.
Modoc National Forest officials recommend calling for more information about forest conditions, business hours or permit sales: Supervisor’s Office/Devil’s Garden Ranger District at 530-233-5811; Warner Mountain Ranger District at 530-279-6116; Doublehead Ranger District at 530-667-2246; Big Valley Ranger District at 530-299-3215.

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