Two young trees that have been cut three feet off the ground (waist level) along the Mt Tecumseh Trail in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Proper technique, per trail maintenance guidelines, is to cut young trees flush with the ground. Leaving pointed stumps are dangerous if stepped or fallen upon. If a hiker falls on these pointed stumps they could be injured.
As of October 2012 these young trees still had not been cut to trail maintenance guidelines. Instead of flagging...more »