The Christmas tree – an ode to the holidays. The fresh scent of pine fills your home while you patiently count down the days until the holidays near. Glittering with lights, covered in ornaments and dressed with presents – the sight and smells of a fresh tree always trigger a smile. For those of you who like adventure, maybe some hiking, and of course the thrilling hunt for the perfect tree, we urge you to come to South Lake Tahoe to find your tree this year.
Of course you’ll need to get your permit before you go marching off into the woods and chopping down trees. So we are pleased to announce that the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit will begin the sale of Christmas tree permits on Monday, November 18, 2013. Permits cost $10 each (cash or check only, no credit cards) with a limit of two permits per family.
As a permit holder you even get to choose from a variety of pine, fir or cedar in designated cutting areas. Keep in mind that only 2,500 permits will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Because of the demand for such perfect trees and the fun outdoor activity cutting down your own tree provides, permits sell out quickly. Be sure to get your permit early! For more information on designated cutting areas visit the Forest Service Website.