NACHES, Wash. — The Forest Service is getting into the holiday spirit this week, with Christmas tree permits now for sale at the Naches Ranger Station and other ranger stations around the region.

For $5, the permit allows a family to select and cut one tree, as long as it’s under 15 feet tall. With the permit, families can also opt to dig up a small live tree for transplant.

The permits are valid throughout the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, with the exception of wilderness areas and developed recreation areas.