Arizona Christmas tree permit: Christmas tree cutting available Nov. 18 at 6 national forests

Pull out the hats, gloves, scarves and don't forget the axe.

Christmas tree permits will go on sale starting Nov. 18.

Permits can be bought at all five ranger districts, the Mogollon Rim Visitor Center and the Supervisor's Office, said the U.S. Department of Agriculture and are good through Dec. 24.

Tree cutting is available at the six national forests, including Apache-Sitgreaves, Coconino, Kaibab, Prescott and Tonto.

Permits for Tonto National Forest are only available at Big 5 Stores.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said 10,650 Christmas tree permits are available to purchase. However, some cutting areas only have a limited amount of permits available.

Permits cost $15 for one tree up to 10 feet tall.

Permits can be purchased with credit cards, cash or check. Be sure to bring a photo ID or driver's license with you.

For more information, be sure to contact the respective national forest.

National Forest contacts:

Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests: 928-333-4301
Coconino National Forest: 928-527-3600
Kaibab National Forest: 928-635-8200
Prescott National Forest: 928-443-8000

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