For some in Colorado, it has been a long-standing tradition to cut down your own Christmas tree from the forest. Some may want to give this adventure a go this holiday season for the first time ever. There are some things you need to know before you make your trek into the Colorado mountains for that perfect Christmas tree.

Photo by Sandra Seitamaa on Unsplash
Photo by Sandra Seitamaa on Unsplash

First things first. You are going to need a permit to cut down your Christmas tree. Obtaining your permit from the Bureau of Land Management is quite easy and you can get yours HERE for $6 if you are going to cut your tree down in the Kremmling area.

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After you've purchased your Christmas tree permit, get your family, a saw, and head to the area of where your permit allows you to cut down your tree. Cutting your own Christmas tree can be a great family tradition, but be sure you know how large of a tree you need. The limit is 20 feet or less when it comes to height. You also cannot top trees. Meaning you cannot cut a portion of a tree off because you think it would be the perfect tree in your home.

When you do cut down your perfect Colorado Christmas tree, you will need to tag your tree immediately after. The Bureau of Land Management suggests wrapping your tree in a blanket for transporting back to your home to minimize wind damage.

If you would like to learn more on how to cut down your own Christmas tree in Colorado, there are a bunch of helpful tips HERE. Now go get your permit and find your perfect Colorado Christmas tree this holiday season.

Source: Bureau of Land Management

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