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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

DIY forest management is even more dangerous than diy real estate.


Your forester will

*Determine which trees should be cut.

*Mark the trees (the color does not matter, just has to be durable, bright, and specified in the contract).

*Find a logger.

*Prepare the contract between the landowner and the logger.

*Administer the sale to make sure

  *That you get paid

 *That the proper trees are cut

 *And prevent the residual forest from any unnecessary damage.


Jul 15, 2021 09:48 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

This is a great question. I've had trees cut down in the past, but have no idea what color they were marked with. I bet Bob Crane would have an intelligent answer!

Jul 15, 2021 01:17 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Hire a professional forester to study the tree stand, to determine the what to thin out, what to keep and why. Have forested land in a family farm that has all the woodland in tree growth program. 10 year forestry plan to determine how to maximize the health of the timber. Also to meet recreational trail goals for enjoyment. Don't tie ribbons, spray a rainbow of colors and fingers crossed, hope whoever fires up the Husqvarna chain saw knows the ones you want to keep that he thought you wanted cut. Unless you have 53 years to make up for that mistake Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate ! Consult our local tree hugging expert Bob Crane for sage savvy advice on the topic of to cut or not to cut... that is the question.

Jul 16, 2021 05:36 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Bob Crane you are the man; several respondents have mentioned your name.   Your advice will be greatly appreciated, thank you!

Jul 15, 2021 04:29 PM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I searched and found this


Work Item Primary Color Secondary Color
Cut Trees Blue Yellow
Leave Trees * Orange Pink
Cancel Prior Work Black  
Property Lines Red (non-tracer)
Jul 16, 2021 07:29 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Bob Crane is my go to guy for these types of questions. Good luck!

Jul 16, 2021 04:46 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

I have no idea but I can bet you Bob Crane would know!

Jul 15, 2021 02:50 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

orange spray paint is the one here they use.

Jul 15, 2021 01:37 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I've never colored a tree to be taken down, so I'm no help in this regard, Fred. No lumberjacks on my property. Then again, I have a 3300 square foot house with a two car garage sitting on .15 of an acre. 😉

Jul 15, 2021 12:44 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Trees? What are trees? Oh you mean like palm trees? LOL it's a great question that I do not know the answer to!

Jul 16, 2021 05:26 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Gosh, would have no idea, but see Bob chimed in, and offers great advice.

Jul 16, 2021 05:25 AM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

A neighbor has their's marked with orange spraypaint. 

Jul 16, 2021 04:29 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

When we have trees cut down, it's easier to mark the keepers as we usually take out 90% of what's there.  If I were marking ones to cut, I'd use orange simply because that's what we used in search & rescue to mark vehicles as it showed up well in thick brush.

Jul 15, 2021 05:02 PM
Caroline Gerardo
Licensed in 20 states - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

Color choice is regional.  Mark them in different colors and different ways. Pink round blobs about 2"X3" or a circle around girth of smaller trees and blue x for the ones that stay. Use the cheapest paint you can find that's latex. Look in the return seconds/ paint pile at the hardware store. One Bright color that someone didn't like, or mix two you have in a 5 gallon bucket and walk with a brush taped to an old broom stick. Spray paint is more expensive.  Mark the trees below cut line so you will know if they made a mistake. You can buy flagging $1.40 for 50 foot roll and tie the ones you want to keep, and paint those to go. Speak softly to the ones you are going to remove so they don't scare the others. Mark boundry trees a third way. Keep it simple.   Some places use orange, blue, red, pink... ask the lumberjacks what is their favorite color??  Bright color is cut dull color stay because you will see the marks for two years if latex

Jul 15, 2021 04:23 PM
Peter Mohylsky
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL

I am a big fan of red and green,  green means go,  red means stop.  But make sure the tree cutters understand this concept.,

Jul 15, 2021 02:25 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Here in Santa Barbara with the widening of the freeway, they marked the trees to be cut with red spray paint.  The trees to be saved, were surrounded with orange plastic fencing.  A

Jul 15, 2021 01:55 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Pink ribbon or keepers.
Yellow ribbon for droppers.
For the keepers also stake out the perimeter of the crown.

Jul 15, 2021 01:06 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

No clue.  I know Bob Crane will have an answer. 

Jul 16, 2021 06:54 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

You have to watch them. Many will cut trees you don't want cut, and many will say this or that tree got damaged when they dropped one of the bad ones, or they'll run into it with a skid loaded and damage it, or claim they had to take good trees n order to get the bad ones out, etc. I'd call your local forestry dept. I think we used orange on ours, but I like white because it shows up much better in the woods.

Jul 16, 2021 08:48 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

You have good advice from Bob Crane.

Jul 16, 2021 08:24 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

blue paint for trees to go.

Jul 15, 2021 02:41 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Yellow to me would do quite nicely for the soon to be vanquished

Jul 15, 2021 02:19 PM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Orange to cut. Carmel-by-the-Sea markets itself as the City In The Forest and that's what it uses.  One time, they marked the wrong tree orange and, boy, is there controversy now that the wrong tree was cut down. 

Jul 16, 2021 09:51 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow, I like if they only cut dead trees, if they are dead then the color should be yelloe.


Jul 16, 2021 09:29 AM