Nov. 25, 2014 4:55 p.m. - Updated: 5:01 p.m.
Hunting for a wild Christmas tree is a Thanksgiving tradition for many families, and the Panhandle National Forest wants people to know permits are on sale now. “The day after Thanksgiving and the day before Thanksgiving are usually our biggest days for Christmas tree permits,” said Jason Kirchner, spokesman for the PNF. “We are closed on Thanksgiving Day, so if you are going out on that day you might want get one before that.” Fines for cutting a Christmas tree without a permit are $125 plus court cost. The $5 tree tags are available at the PNF office and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management offices located at 3815 Schreiber Way, or the Coeur d'Alene River Ranger District's Fernan office located at 2502 E. Sherman Ave/Jeff Selle, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here. (Coeur d'Alene Press photo by Tess Freeman: Fresh blanket of snow covers trees near Fernan Saddle)
Question: For years, I cut my own trees, in the forest or at a Christmas tree far on Ramsey Road, north of H53. Now, I help Mrs. O drag out a fake tree that has seen its better days. How about you? Cut your own. Buy one from a tree lot? Fake tree?
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