Forest Service Christmas tree permits on sale

TUMWATER — The U.S. Forest Service is selling Christmas tree permits valid through Friday, Dec. 31.

Each $5 permit allows the holder to cut a Christmas tree, up to 15 feet tall, from within the Olympic National Forest.

Permits are not valid in the Quinault Special Management Area, in designated wilderness or research natural areas or on private land.

Permits can be purchased at Swain’s General Store, 602 E. First St., Port Angeles; Sequim Visitor Information Center, 1192 E. Washington St., Sequim; North Hood Canal Chamber of Commerce, 295142 U.S. Highway 101, Quilcene; and Hoodsport Visitor Information Center, 150 N. Lake Cushman Road, Hoodsport.

Maps, tips and guidelines and online permit purchases are available at tree-permits. Search for Olympic National Forest.

For more information, call the Forest Service supervisor’s office in Olympia, 360-956-2402; the Quilcene office, 360-765-2200; the Forks office, 360-374-6522; or the Quinault office, 360-288-2525.

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