Families can pick Christmas trees at LBL

GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) - Families can go into the woods to find their Christmas trees in the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area in western Kentucky.

Starting Dec. 2, free Christmas tree permits will be available in the national recreation area.

Officials say a permit entitles a family to cut one cedar tree from Dec. 2-24.

Permits, maps and cutting guidelines can be obtained from the LBL administrative office.

Forester Dennis Wilson says taking the family into the woods in search of a Christmas tree is a great holiday tradition.

Cedar trees can be cut anywhere in Land Between the Lakes except for areas within sight of U.S. 68/Kentucky 80 or Woodlands Trace National Scenic Byway, cemeteries, nature watch areas, campgrounds, lawns or other mowed areas.

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