I'm thinking of getting some orange marking tape and writing the name of the tree on it and pin it to the tree with a push pin. A thought.
I tie surveying tape around trees I like -- good idea to write the name on it! Thank you AAAndrew!I'm thinking of getting some orange marking tape and writing the name of the tree on it and pin it to the tree with a push pin. A thought.
Lucky you! I'm working on my last cured stick -- I'm a little behind on the collecting side. I've got a bunch that are about 6 months old, so I'm going to do more collecting this winter to build up my stock! When I retire, I want a good stock built up, because I'll have more time to work on them.It is a good time for marking. Once the sap stops running is a good time to cut, less prone to splitting. I think I've got enough sticks
for now. Most of my stock has been on the racks for a couple of years.
CAS -- It helps if you have on long pants and boots, tuck your pants in your boots! I would advise against the no shower thing, you'll chase off everyone but still see the ticks!I have scoped out new hunting grounds around Tulsa. Lyme disease is becoming more common around here, so I don't know whether to brave the ticks or the Brrrrrr cold, as it takes sustained nights of lows below 10 degrees F they say, to kill off the ticks. Maybe if I don't shower they won't like me or the repellant.