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Christmas trees can be cut for free this season in a federal refuge near Soldotna, federal officials announced this week.The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is open from Thursday through Dec. 25 for families to harvest Christmas trees, according to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service statement.“Trees are free for personal use with a limit of one per household, and may not be taller than 20 feet,” refuge officials wrote. “Trees may be taken anywhere on the refuge with hand tools, except within 150 feet of a road, lake, stream, trail, campground, or picnic area. No tree cutting is permitted in the Refuge Headquarters/Visitor Center area and along Ski Hill Road.”