This holiday season, the Kern River Ranger District in the Sequoia National Forest will be issuing holiday tree cutting permits.
Permits will be available on a first-come first-served basis, for a fee of $10. 100 trees will be sold and are limited to one per household.
The 2015 White House launched the initiative "Every Kid in a Park" will be included, in part, with the holiday tree program.
Fourth grade students will receive a tree permit at no cost. Fourth grade students need to obtain a free pass online. Bring the fourth grade pass into a local forest service office to receive a holiday tree permit. 50 permits will be issued to fourth grade students on a first-come, first-served basis.
Holiday tree permits will be available, November 25 through December 23, at the Kernville Ranger Station, 105 Whitney Road, Kernville, or the Isabella Ranger Station at 4875 Ponderosa Drive, Lake Isabella.
Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Holiday tree collection area maps and instructions will be supplied at time of purchase. Trees will be limited to a six-inch diameter.
For more information, call the Kernville Office at (760) 376-3781 or the Lake Isabella Office at (760) 379-5646.