Saguache News – November 24

Know Your ABCs, Get a FREE Christmas Tree!

Of all the great things there are about knowing a 4th grader, you can add one more to the list: A Christmas Tree. Fourth graders may get a free Christmas tree permit when they present a valid Every Kid in a Park pass. These passes may be obtained at www.EveryKidinaPark.gov.

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While the official Saguache Christmas tree has not arrived yet, if you’re looking to harvest one for your own home, permits are now available at the Saguache Ranger District Photo: Lynn Nowiskee/Saguache Today.

The free permit is only good at Rio Grande National Forest offices, which includes the Saguache Ranger District, 46525 State Highway 114, Saguache, CO 81149. Be sure to bring the paperwork – and the student! –  when you apply for your free tree permit!

For everyone else who is preparing for the “Tannenbaum” season, permits are available as well as the Saguache Ranger District Office. The Christmas tree permits cost $8.00 each, with a limit of five permits per household.

Christmas tree permits are valid only for trees growing on land managed by the Rio Grande National Forest. All trees must be at least 100 feet away from any campground, picnic area or road and can be up to five inches in diameter at shoulder height. Cutting trees within designated wilderness areas or the Conejos Canyon is prohibited.

For more information concerning Christmas tree cutting permits, contact the Saguache Ranger District at 719 655-2547 or see the information below:Saguache Christmas tree permit:Christmas tree Care.jpg

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