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Re: Tree Blazes

Postby phydeux » Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:56 am

Tonka wrote:
JHH60 wrote:Painted-on (vs. axe cut) blazes remain popular on the East Coast. E.g., the Appalachian Trail uses 2"x6" painted vertical bars, not "i"s, white for main trail, blue for side trails. I guess because they are painted there's no chance confusing them with tree scars. They aren't permanent of course and have to be touched up over time.


How does a 4 1/2 year old thread on tree blazes get on your radar? :)



EArlier in the day there was a post that looked looked like an advertisement for a tree trimming service. Definately spam looked like , but might have been a virus/malware post, so I didn't click on the link.
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Re: Tree Blazes

Postby JHH60 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:02 am

Tonka wrote:
JHH60 wrote:Painted-on (vs. axe cut) blazes remain popular on the East Coast. E.g., the Appalachian Trail uses 2"x6" painted vertical bars, not "i"s, white for main trail, blue for side trails. I guess because they are painted there's no chance confusing them with tree scars. They aren't permanent of course and have to be touched up over time.


How does a 4 1/2 year old thread on tree blazes get on your radar? :)


I saw the thread on the forum recent post list today and didn't even notice the date. Maybe there was a spam post as Phydeux mentioned which moved it onto the recent post list, but which one of the elves deleted. Which is to say, stuck in the office but thinking about the mountains. :)
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Re: Tree Blazes

Postby LongLost » Sat Feb 14, 2015 5:22 pm

Note that it's not a problem, i.e. "environmentally unfriendly" to blaze a tree. Trees are scarred to the cambium all the time--by fires, animals, lightning, other trees etc.

It's slower than using paint (like they like to do in the E. USA; AT etc.), but the upside is you don't have to carry a bunch of paint long distances and you can also create some, shall we say, "interesting" art work on the aspens. Studies in the human form let's call them. :)
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