March 2012 - A fresh tree wound on a yellow birch tree along the Mt Tecumseh Trail in New Hampshire. This wound is the result of man not properly removing a painted trail marker (blaze) from the tree. The blaze was painted on the tree in 2011, and then 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.
From Forest Service: When blazes are removed from trees it is generally done with a wire brush...more »