Ashley National Forest wants people to remember to be safe when going to cut down your Christmas tree. Be prepared for the winter weather and the snow-packed roads by having chains, a 4-wheel drive vehicle, or a snow machine. For personal safety, tell someone where you are going and when you are planning to get back. Dress warmly and have additional warm and dry options with you. Be sure to have your cell phone, a container of hot liquid, some water, and a lunch or snack. Some other items to bring include a flashlight, a shovel, first-aid kit, matches, a hatchet, ax or handsaw, and something to secure the tree.