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["PLSS"] surveyors used '''''bearing trees''''' as reference marks for the section corners they surveyed. A bearing tree was a living tree that was notched or blazed so that the ["section"] corner could be restored if the corner post or stone was ever lost or moved. The surveyor recorded the ["azimuth"], or bearing, from the corner to the tree. [[PLSS]] surveyors used '''''bearing trees''''' as reference marks for the section corners they surveyed. A bearing tree was a living tree that was notched or blazed so that the [[section]] corner could be restored if the corner post or stone was ever lost or moved. The surveyor recorded the [[azimuth]], or bearing, from the corner to the tree.

PLSS surveyors used bearing trees as reference marks for the section corners they surveyed. A bearing tree was a living tree that was notched or blazed so that the section corner could be restored if the corner post or stone was ever lost or moved. The surveyor recorded the azimuth, or bearing, from the corner to the tree.

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