Every Kid in A Park is a national initiative to give families of 4th graders free access the wonders of nature through free passes to National Parks. The Green Mountain Forest here in Vermont is a National Park.
This year, as a one-time opportunity, families of EKIP-holding 4th graders can apply for a permit to cut down a tree in the Green Mountain Forest. You can read more about it here on the Vermont Journal, including all of the how-to details.
From Vermont Journal: "Fourth graders that present a printed copy of the voucher may redeem it for an EKIP Pass and a Christmas tree removal permit at one of the U.S. Forest offices."
Permits must be obtained in person at a Forest Service location. Families with the EKIP passes will have no fee, but even if you don't have 4th grader, you can obtain a permit to cut your own tree for just $5. Business hours at the Rochester Forest Service location are M-F 8-4:30pm., at 99 Ranger Road, Rochester, VT 05767. Call 802-767-4261 for more information.