It’s about that time: Christmas Tree permits will be available for sale for the Prescott National Forest starting October 19th. Officials say there will be 600 tree permits for sale this year. However, you won’t be able to buy them in person due to COVID-19 office closures. Permits will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis, over the phone, until they are gone. Permits will be mailed to customers within two weeks with a map showing designated cutting areas and additional Christmas tree cutting instructions. Trees must be cut within the designated cutting areas and the tree can’t be over ten feet tall. Permits are $20. To buy a permit you can call the Bradshaw/Chino Valley Ranger District at 928-443-8000 or the Supervisor’s Office at 928-777-2200 starting October 19th.