Load the family up in the car and head out to find the perfect Christmas tree!

One of the best things about the Holidays is finding the perfect Christmas tree. I have gone up near Idaho City for the past two years and cut down my own tree. Permits are only $10 and it's a great opportunity to get together and do something as a family.

On Monday, the Bureau of Land Management began issuing tree permits for the 2014 season. Permits are available at the Boise and Payette National Forest Offices and the Interagency Visitor Information Center located at 1387 South Vinnell Way in Boise. All tree permits are valid through December 24.

Each permit allows one tree to be cut, with a limit of three permits per family. For both Forests, the cost of a permit for one tree is $10, and the maximum height of a permitted tree is 12 feet.

Permits are valid on both the Payette and Boise National Forests. Click here to get your tree permit today!