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In Vermont, You Can Cut Your Own Christmas Tree

Dec 5, 2016
Originally published on December 5, 2016 9:22 am

You can re-enact that scene in the old movie Christmas Vacation.

A family goes into a forest and cuts down a ridiculously tall tree.

The U.S. Forest Service is selling Christmas tree removal permits for $5 in the Green Mountain National Forest of Vermont.

You go into the forest. You cut down the tree yourself. There's only one catch: the tree you choose cannot be more than 20 feet tall.

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep with a chance to re-enact that scene in the old movie "Christmas Vacation." A family goes into a forest and picks out a ridiculously tall Christmas tree.

The U.S. Forest Service is selling Christmas tree removal permits for $5 in the Green Mountain National Forest of Vermont. You go into the forest, you cut down the tree yourself. And there's only one catch. The tree you choose cannot be more than 20 feet high.

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Forget it. That's not big enough.

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