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Old 10-16-2019, 05:13 PM
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Here in the Hillbilly Purple paint means No Tresspassing. Purple trees about every 100 ft. along some roads.
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Old 10-20-2019, 11:26 PM
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As a semiprofessional search and rescue team member, making trails in the wilderness was a common thing for me. And while preservation of human life is the top priority, the good old Forest Service made sure we understood that they didnít want us ďpermanently defacing the public landsĒ to do so. Our solution was reflective tape. We bought it in several colors, mostly from a logging supply company (they gave us a discount vs the hardware store). Each group would have a color, and every twenty feet (less if the brush was thick) we tied a 2 foot piece at eye level or just above. That way we just had to shine our flashlight if we got turned around. It also gave secondary teams a trail to come relive us or rescue the rescuers ( it happens).

Being designed for logging operations, the tape was biodegradable, and would disappear in about 6 months in the weather, so it wasnít an eyesore for long, and made the USFS happy.
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Old 10-21-2019, 03:38 AM
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You can find / buy "Biodegradable Flagging Tape" all day long at many places.

For instance, use "Biodegradable Flagging Tape" as search words on eBay.

I use it often when surveying / staking mining claims.
If you want, you can leave a "message" on it, with an indelible sharpie.
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Old 10-21-2019, 05:27 AM
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Originally Posted by SheepDog68 View Post
Purple bands around the trees are whatís used!

Itís getting more common, but is still only used in certain states!

Google no trespassing purple to get an idea.

WV put the purple laws in place a couple years ago. The idea is itís easier/cheaper than signs that get torn down and doesnít leave nails in the tree for saws to hit!

They usually want signs on road entrances and sometimes every so many hundreds of yards and bands of purple usually head high on property line trees around the rest of the property.

Itís pretty convenient for property owners and carries the same legal weight as a sign!

Blue or any dots donít mean no trespassing as far as I know!

Here in AL, you donít need no tesspassing signs- trees are often planted to mark the land boundary- they mark every tree on the line, also makes it harder to pull down a couple of signs and claim ignorance.
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Old 10-30-2019, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Srchdawg View Post
Here in the Hillbilly Purple paint means No Tresspassing. Purple trees about every 100 ft. along some roads.
No trespassing signs when I was growing up.

Purple paint or ribbon has shown up the last few years.

Didn't know what it meant for a while.

Makes it quicker and easier to mark.

I don't like purple.

I have never felt the need to mark a trail, familiar or otherwise. Grew up in the woods, developed a good sense of direction, could always go back to where I started even from a different direction.
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