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Mt Tecumseh, August 2021 - A tree wound on a birch tree along the Mt Tecumseh Trail in New Hampshire. This tree wound is the result of man not using proper protocol to remove a painted trail marker (blaze) from the tree. A yellow trail blaze was painted on the tree in 2011, and then it was improperly removed from the tree in the spring of 2012. The bark, where the blaze was, was cut and peeled away creating a tree wound where rot, fungus, and insects could enter the tree. And this is how the wound looked in August 2021. Most trail maintenance organizations in the White Mountains no longer use this practice of blaze removal because it damages trees and goes against leave no trace principles.
Title: August 2021 - Mt Tecumseh Trail, New Hampshire

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Mt Tecumseh, August 2021 - A tree wound on a birch tree along the Mt Tecumseh Trail in New Hampshire. This tree wound is the result of man not using proper protocol to remove a painted trail marker (blaze) from the tree. A yellow trail blaze was painted on the tree in 2011, and then it was improperly removed from the tree in the spring of 2012. The bark, where the blaze was, was cut and peeled away creating a tree wound where rot, fungus, and insects could enter the tree. And this is how the...
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Location: Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, United States

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