Today, we put away our Christmas decorations including the artificial tree that we have been using, and a question that had come up for us a few weeks ago came back to hit me: Where do you buy your live Christmas trees? Around here, I mean?
Back in Pennsylvania, Lots and lots of people often buy their live Christmas trees at temporary stands that would spring up in large parking lots. As early as the week before Thanksgiving, vendors would set up shop in the parking lot of a grocery store, a large gas station, mall or school. Presumably, they get a permit to do so.
Not once did I see a vendor like this in Seattle.
So, where do you go around here to get a live tree? To a tree farm waaaay outside of the city?
Where these tree vendors around all over the city and I just happened not to see a single one?
Can one just hike up to some forest lands and chop one down legally? Say, in state park land? I doubt it. But hey - maybe you can! What do I know? :-)
Perhaps one can get a permit for one Christmas tree harvest in National Forest Land? Even if this is true, my guess is that most folks in Seattle are not getting their tree this way.