Cutting down your own Christmas tree might cost you a few extra bucks this year.
The U.S. Forest Service has proposed bumping up the cost of a Christmas tree permit from $8 to $10.
Officials say they need to increase fees to be in line with what the BLM and White River National Forest charge for their permits. They say they have worked hard to keep the increase to a minimum.
Officials say the money they receive from permits stays here locally to help cover administrative costs.
The Forest Service will take public comment on the matter through October 22. You can reach them at (970) 263-5819 or send your comments to:
Christmas Tree Fee Proposal
2777 Crossroads Blvd, Unit 1
Grand Junction, CO 81506