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Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest offers tree tips

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As the Christmas season approaches, officials with the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests are reminding residents how to safely -- and legally -- cut down their own trees.

Christmas tree permits go on sale at Big 5 Sporting Goods stores Nov. 9. The national forest will begin selling permits directly on Nov. 18.

Those interested in cutting down their own tree and have already purchased a permit may begin Nov. 16.

Officials also are offering safety tips, including advising people to wear eye protection and gloves and stay clear of the tree as it falls.

More information can be found at the website or by calling the Christmas tree permit hotline at (928) 333-6267.





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