"It's the one down by the creek, just past the trough on the right about 200 yards from the other funny shaped tree - make sure you cut the right one because there are a couple that look the same!"
Yes, it can be a daunting task knowing exactly which tree is the one that needs attention, particularly where there are large numbers of trees spread over
a wide area eg a golf course.
Another far simpler method, which often works in conjunction with GPS as a cross reference, is the application of permanent numbered identification to the tree itself.
Arbotag by Signumat is the world leader in this type of tree numbering/identification system. The Arbortag numbers are applied to the tree using a specially developed magnetic-head hammer. The tags are made from heavy duty plastic with a star-shaped cut out for the nail, which expands as the trunk grows.
Treetools has had numerous requests for this type of system for managing tree stock on large properties and urban streets - Arbotag might just be the answer. We will have a sample of the Arbotag tree numbering system in store by month end.