Tree Envy

This year we cut down our own Christmas near Buffalo Creek with a permit from USDA Forest Service. It’s part of their tree clearing program. Buffalo Creek is infamous as the site of a major fire and flood in 1996. The burn area is immense, and if you’re not expecting it, shocking when you round the corner.

Our tree, before being cut down. And yes, those are normal sized children.

Peter & Elliot dragging our tree toward our car. A little gnome is following them.

Elliot hanging ornaments on the tree.

The tree, after having some of the bottom cut off, is 14 1/2 feet tall!

2 smart people left their mark:

  1. halimah, 7. December 2007, 5:46

    omg woman…don’t you have ceilings?! lmao! love the pics – esp. the gnome : )

  2. Pink Asparagus » Finding the Perfect Christmas Tree (Pingback), 22. December 2008, 22:25

    [...] headed up to the Buffalo Creek burn area, just like last year. It’s a little disconcerting to cut down your Christmas tree in theĀ  Rocky Mountains in [...]