Cutting Our Christmas Tree: A Tahoe Tradition

Since moving here, we have delighted in a very special tradition of hiking through the woods to cut our own Christmas tree.

During the holiday season the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit offers permits for the public to select and cut Christmas trees in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Permits are offered to help reduce hazardous fuel materials that have built up over years of fire suppression. Removal of excessive amounts of small trees helps create a healthier forest over time. This year they sold 4,500 permits. We were so lucky to get one.
Because it is so late in the holiday season, we chose a sweet, simple tree. It really isn't the size of the tree but the magic feelings that it evokes. ♪♫ It's beginning to look like Christmas! ♫♪

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Karen Booth said...

Did you cut the 4500th tree :) A very sweet tree that will witness memorable moments! Wish you had been cutting it in snow :(

Nick and Deb's Excellent Adventure said...

Cannot wait to see it all decorated! I love it!

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