Choose a tree that can be cut near the base and is easy to transport. The wasted tree remains left in the forest can form a summer fire hazard. Local natural resource district offices can provide details about specific cutting requirements and approved harvest areas. Free-use permits are provided for personal use only. It is illegal to sell a tree cut under a Christmas tree permit or to cut a tree in an unauthorized area. Leave home prepared. Bring ropes, gloves, tools, tire chains, a first-aid kit, a mobile phone and warm clothing. Do not leave a pointed stump as this may cause injury to livestock, wildlife, pets or other people. When cutting a Christmas tree, keep the following tips in mind; Make sure you have found the tree you will use before cutting. Some permits specify only one tree can be cut. Drive carefully. Be prepared for logging trucks; http://www.bcforestsafe.org/files/tk_pdfs/gde_resrd.pdf VICTORIA, B.C. – British Columbians who want to cut their own Christmas tree can get a permit online, or by contacting their local natural resource district office or FrontCounter BC office. Clean up and remove all debris associated with your activity. – Advertisement -Members of the public are reminded to check online maps provided by districts to ensure they are cutting within a designated area.