Nov 29, 2012 8:49 PM by Dax VanFossen - KAJ News
KALISPELL - Christmas is right around the corner, and now is the perfect time and follow the tradition of cutting down your own Christmas tree.
The Flathead National Forest Service asks you to follow the law and buy a $5 permit.
Wade Muehlhof, with the Forest Service, says it's fun for the family to go out and find a tree.
"It's not only a fun time for families, but it's also good for forest health. When people go into heavy stands of these young trees, which are usually the size you are looking for, and remove the trees, that helps the trees around it have a better shot of getting to full growth."
To purchase your Christmas tree permits you can visit the Flathead National Forest office in Kalispell or any sporting goods store in the valley.