Ready to Cut Down This Year's Christmas Tree?

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 DRE# ER40011786

 

Which tree to choose?

It once again is that time of year when you start thinking about the Christmas Tree.     The U.S. Forest Service sells annual permits for those adventurous individuals that want to pick out their very own Christmas Tree.    There are designated areas in which the trees must be cut down.   At this time, you will only be able to cut a tree down in the Red Feather Lakes region or Winter Park.  The other areas are sold out.    Tree-cutting permits will be available from 12/5 to 12/13/15.

 

Cutting a Christmas tree also improves forest health.  the permit system helps to thin densely populated stands of small-diameter trees.  Local forest health experts identify areas that benefit from thinning trees that tend to be the perfect size for Christmas trees.  Removing these trees in designated areas helps other trees grow larger and can open areas that provide forage for wildlife.

 

You can pick up your permit in the region you are cutting down the tree.   In most areas - it is $20.00 per tree.    Here is the information that will show you where you can find the US Forest Service Office.   More information on Tree Cutting.

 

If your family has never cut down a live tree, the kids probably will never forget this experience!  

 

Here are a couple of nursery options (in SE Denver) where you will find pre-cut Christmas trees -

 

Pine Lane Nursery - 18200 Apache Drive, Parker, CO  80134  303-841-3009

 

Nick's Garden Center - 2001 S. Chambers Road, Aurora, CO  80014  303-696-6657

 

Frank's Neighborhood Christmas Trees - Southlands Shopping Center, Aurora  720-840-0515

 

Jolly Christmas Trees - 4258 S. Parker Road, Aurora, CO  720-939-6612

 

 

Happy Christmas Tree shopping!

 

 

 

 

Posted by

Joan Cox
Broker/Owner, REALTOR®
House to Home, Inc.

Serving the Denver Metro area including all suburbs


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Comments (22)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

How cool is that, Joan! And in this day of inflation, a $10-20 permit is quite the bargain for a Christmas tree. 

Dec 02, 2022 05:26 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Wayne, it is an experience to cut your own tree down!

Dec 02, 2022 05:50 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Bill, not sure how much the real trees are in the lots, but to cut your own down for $20 sounds reasonable!

Dec 02, 2022 05:52 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Nina, I thought so too! 

Dec 02, 2022 05:52 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

It is so much fun to go cut down your own tree and the thinning process is healthy.  I remember a few years ago going to the Sequoia National Park, the home of the world's largest trees.  We were overlooking a bluff and the park system had a plaque showing how the density of the trees had changed over time.  There used to be hundreds of trees per acre and now there are thousands of trees per acre.  It is one of our real problems in CA.  If a fire breaks out, it is almost impossible to stop.  The last few years have seen a number of fires kill many of those ancient Sequoia trees. 

Dec 02, 2022 05:57 AM
Eric Bouler
Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La. - New Orleans, LA
Listening to your Needs

Good Morning Joan. You have a large blog. I did not do mine today....My condo in Orange Beach..

Dec 02, 2022 06:11 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Ray Henson I would imagine it would be very helpful to cut down some trees in your parks, with all your fires every year.

Dec 02, 2022 06:28 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Thanks Eric.

Dec 02, 2022 06:28 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good information to share with area residents.

We will not be cutting down a tree this year.

Dec 02, 2022 06:48 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Thanks Roy.

Dec 02, 2022 06:53 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I'm not sure I have the wherewithal to cut down my own tree at this point but I'm sure it's a very fun experience! 

Dec 02, 2022 07:29 AM
Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Columbus, OH
Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert

This is an excellent post with great information. Thanks for sharing it.

Have a super fantastic week!
Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP

Dec 02, 2022 08:26 AM
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

As much as I love a live Christmas Tree, my husband is highly allergic so we always opt for a fake tree.  I just purchased a 12 foot tree for our living room and I LOVE it.  Great info, thanks for sharing.  Hope you have a fabulous day!

Dec 02, 2022 08:52 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Lise Howe I did it a few years in a row, and does take a lot to cut one down!

Dec 02, 2022 09:02 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Thanks Joe.

Dec 02, 2022 09:02 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Norma J. Elkins that would be sad to be allergic to trees, but can imagine a fake one is just as beautiful in your home!

Dec 02, 2022 09:02 AM
Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

This is a special time of year for my family and I we have so many special memories each year going to Santa's Farm to cut down our family tree.

Dec 02, 2022 09:48 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Pat, those are fabulous memories to take into adulthood!

Dec 02, 2022 12:54 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Joan- I've never cut down my own Christmas tree but this looks like fun. I like the idea of the very inexpensive permit too. 

Dec 02, 2022 02:33 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, it is an experience you won't forget!

Dec 03, 2022 07:09 AM