The troop is undergoing some leadership transitions, said Scoutmaster Gary VanDeWalker, and they missed the window to apply for tree permits, which was in September.

Boy Scout Troop 97 will not be selling Christmas trees this year.

The troop is undergoing some leadership transitions, said Scoutmaster Gary VanDeWalker, and they missed the window to apply for tree permits, which was in September.

The tradition will resume next year, as several parents have already agreed to take on the project for Christmas 2014, VanDeWalker said.

The Boy Scouts have been selling Christmas trees for more than 50 years in Mount Shasta, and the sale is traditionally the troop’s most lucrative fundraiser of the year, said VanDeWalker.

For those interested in cutting their own Christmas trees in the Shasta Trinity or Klamath national forest, permits are $10 per tree and are available now at ranger stations.

Ranger Stations are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Mount Shasta Ranger Station will also be open the following Saturdays: Nov. 30, Dec. 7 and Dec. 14.