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Offline roman

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marks on trees
« on: May 08, 2013, 04:21:33 AM »
We were walking snowmobile trails yesterday to view repair projects.
Saw some marks on trees I have seen before like blue marks. There were numerous ones I have not seen, bright red circles (about 12-18 inches diameter) with a line angled through them. These were exclusively on large straight pines.
 Is it merely what it seems, Don't cut this tree?

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Re: marks on trees
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2013, 07:23:42 AM »
Up date your profile with at least the state to help out with where you are from.
I have not seen or heard of them markings.
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Re: marks on trees
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2013, 10:10:38 AM »
dag on ALIENS again!!  :D

Seriously, where are you located

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Re: marks on trees
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2013, 12:21:25 PM »
And who owns the land?  Forest service, BLM, private? 

The BLM has been doing a lot of thinning near my place.  They're selling quite a bit of timber.  My complaint is they marked the leave trees, not the trees that are being cut.  So when they are done every tree has a stupid orange spray mark.

Other than that I think they're doing a good job.
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Re: marks on trees
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2013, 12:29:35 PM »
Who owns the property? Check with the property owner to determine if they are authorized marks and for what purpose? The marks have some meaning and purpose to someone.
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Re: marks on trees
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2013, 12:35:30 PM »
Besides the marks on trees that I do, with paint, the only marks I see are claw marks of the pumas...  :o
So, how did I end up here anyway?

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Re: marks on trees
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2013, 12:43:40 PM »
Besides the marks on trees that I do, with paint, the only marks I see are claw marks of the pumas...  :o

Don't you guys have jaguars down there, too?  I wonder if they ever interact.


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Re: marks on trees
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2013, 12:50:02 PM »
I am from New Hampshire. This is private land. Can't seem to upload pics, don't see a upload pics shortcut. I must be a duh!

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Re: marks on trees
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2013, 12:52:29 PM »
Besides the marks on trees that I do, with paint, the only marks I see are claw marks of the pumas...  :o

Don't you guys have jaguars down there, too?  I wonder if they ever interact.

Yes we do, we see a black one frequently in the Amapola plantation which backs up to a huge national forest.
So, how did I end up here anyway?

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Re: marks on trees
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2013, 12:59:07 PM »
roman
There is pic posting help at this link. Just need to set up your gallery, and have the pic in your computer, and follow the simple directions... but let us know where a hang-up is, if it doesn't work.
We (most of us) have been there...:)
Jeff has worked out a great system for the Forum.

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Re: marks on trees
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2013, 01:12:35 AM »
Used to a blue mark was a "cut tree", a yellow mark was a "leave tree", three orange slash marks was the unit boundry, an H marked on a tree ment leave it for a "habitat tree", etc, etc, etc.
Now our state forestry marks only leave tree's, and they mark them in blue.  ??? Three orange slash marks of any color marks the boundries. And what we called a Habitat tree is now marked with a big W, stands for Wildlife tree.  ::)
Marking trees is a language all it's own, and like any other language it changes with time.
Remember when Smokey Bear said; "Only you can prevent forest fires"? Now he says; "Only you can prevent wild fires".  ??? Ok, now I've confused myself.  :D

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Re: marks on trees
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2013, 03:58:20 AM »
Thanks guys... here is the pic!

 

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Re: marks on trees
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2013, 11:08:33 AM »

There are no standard paint marks that apply nationwide.  It depends on who put the marks on the trees as to what they mean. As stated previously, you need to check with the landowner first.
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Re: marks on trees
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2013, 04:45:25 AM »
ok thanks....

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Re: marks on trees
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2013, 03:16:17 PM »
A few years ago I was supposed to mark a boundary where some burnt and diseased timber was being cut and like a dummy I picked the worst cankered trees to mark, thinking they would take them out.  They are still there and every time I ride by that place it annoys me. :D


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