The holidays are all about tradition. One of ours is going to the mountains and cutting down a Christmas tree. Do you cut or buy your tree?

This year the south hills seemed extremely busy. It was the first year that I could recall the Rock Creek General Store running out of tree permits. This led my family and I to believe that more people are making a day of it, and heading to the hills to cut down their own Christmas tree.

If you plan on cutting down a tree, don't forget to purchase a permit before you go. The following stores offer tree permits:

  • Forest Supervisor’s Office – 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Monday – Friday
  • Rock Creek General Store – 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM Seven days/week
  • Sinclair Oil in Hansen - 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM Seven days/week

Cutting your own Christmas Tree is a fun holiday tradition that I highly recommend. It makes the tree in your living room even more special because you chose it, cut it down, and brought it home. That makes it truly your Christmas Tree.