Because of the devastating fire season, there are some additional restrictions on where you can search for your perfect tree this year. But that makes it even more important to participate in this unique (and fun!) family tradition.
What to Know Before You Go
- Purchase your permit online or at a field office before heading to your location to ensure availability.
- Check road and weather conditions in advance, and make sure you are prepared for the elements: Bring appropriate footwear, layers, food, water, and safety gear.
- Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, maintain social distancing at all times. For fewer crowds, head to the forest during the weekdays.
- Always cut trees with a trunk size of 6 inches or less in diameter, and never top a large tree.
- Cut below the lowest limb and leave a stump of at least 6 inches.
- Make sure to print off your map before venturing out to avoid getting lost or losing GPS service.
- Do not trespass on private land.
Where to go:
- Pike and San Isabel National Forest: More Information
- White River National Forest: More Information
- Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest: More Information
- Bureau of Land Managment’s Public Regions: More Information
Thanks to @5280 Magazine for collecting this thorough list of locations and making sure first time Christmas tree finders are prepared with what to bring!
I’d love to see your new tree in your home! Post your tree and don’t forget to tag us at @afresthtakeonrealestate. It brings me lots of joy to see clients decorating their homes over the holidays!