One hundred people will have the chance to deck their halls with a lodgepole pine picked from Reynolds Ranch Open Space in Nederland this December, according to a Boulder County Parks and Open Space news release.
Staff from Boulder County Parks and Open Space will be conducting a random drawing for 100 permits. After the drawings, those selected will be eligible to purchase a $20 permit to cut their own lodgepole pine trees on Dec. 7 and 8. Entries for the permits drawing are due by midnight Nov. 17.
Each date for tree selection will be divided into two time slots, 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m., 25 permits will be allotted for each time slot. Permit holders will be assigned a specific date and time, and the sessions will be held regardless of weather, according to the the release.
The tree cutting is to help thin designated areas of dense forest on Reynolds Ranch Open Space property.
A breakdown of the timeline for entry and tree collection is listed below:
Nov. 17: Deadline to enter random drawing ends at midnightNov. 18: All entrants notified whether or not they have been granted permitsDec. 1: Deadline for winners to purchase $20 permit ends at midnightDec. 2: Waiting list notified of any available permitsDec. 7 and 8: Time to cut Christmas trees
Permit holders will need to supply all materials needed to cut and securely transport their trees. For more information and to enter the drawing, visit boco.org/ChristmasTrees.