Paint Markings on Trees to be Logged

last updated 2/2002

X = Cull trees, more than 50% defect(rotten, sweep, crook, hollow, etc) no commercial value.
/ = Merchantable saw timber.
= Merchantable pole timber, or trees to be removed.
1,2,3,... = Check trees to measure height, defect, grade and residual density. Also to number cutting blocks.

red = Haul roads, landings and major skid trails.
blue = Boundaries, save trees.
yellow = Trees to be cut.

NOTE: There is no industry standard, so it may be different from one sale to another.