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Ribbon around tree at construction site: what does it mean?

Posted by love_the_yard z9A Jax FL (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 15, 13 at 17:10

When an orangy-pink ribbon/plastic tape is tied around a tree at a construction site, does it mean to SAVE the tree or CUT DOWN the tree? Are those trees marked for saving or for cutting? Is there an industry standard where the ribbon always means one or the other?

Thanks,
Carol in Jacksonville


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RE: Ribbon around tree at construction site: what does it mean?

  • Posted by brute Florida 9B (My Page) on
    Tue, Oct 15, 13 at 18:55

I've always understood it to mean that tree is to be left standing. I'm often warned by foremen to be careful around ribboned trees while backing my dump truck.


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RE: Ribbon around tree at construction site: what does it mean?

They run over and crush the roots so a lot of them still die


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RE: Ribbon around tree at construction site: what does it mean?

...........and in the City of Orlando...... YELLOW tape is used to mark the tree for removal.......Lots-O-Trees this year !

dougandpam


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RE: Ribbon around tree at construction site: what does it mean?

Around here (Stuart area) I've seen it used both ways. It mostly seems to mean "Whatever you're doing to the rest of what's here, do the opposite with this one."


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