The Non-Snowy Tree is the thirty-ninth optional quest. It can be acquired by talking to Ice Hermit next to the Snowy Mountains Teleporter. The goal of the quest is simple; the hero must find the only tree in the area that is not covered in snow. It is located near the bottom of the snowy mountain in a dead end to the north. When they approach it, the player is prompted to return to the Ice Hermit. As a reward, the player gets 750 EXP and 1000 Gold and they can order the Ice Hermit to destroy the trees in either the northern or the southern part of the Snowy Mountains.
The player can only tell Ice Hermit to destroy either the north or the south trees. Choosing the former unlocks a little area with a barrel that contains 1000 Gold, a Crystal Shard and a Unique Ice Shard. There is also a secret chocobo dig spot at this location. If the player instead opts to destroy the south trees, they will get a connection between the two separate areas of the Snowy Mountains. The northern secret area can still be reached with a red or white chocobo.