- Associated Press - Sunday, November 23, 2014

OCALA, Fla. (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service is selling permits for Christmas trees from the Ocala National Forest.

A $7 permit includes directions and maps to a designated tree cutting area within the forest in central Florida. The permits will be available Monday through Friday, from Nov. 24 through Dec. 24.

Each permit allows the cutting of one sand pine Christmas tree.

For more information about obtaining a permit, call the Lake George Ranger District office near Ocala at 352-625-2520 or the Seminole Ranger District Office in Umatilla at 352-669-3153. The permits may also be purchased in person or through the mail.

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