A new law simplifies some of the confusion & cost of posting Pennsylvania property as private and off-limits to both hunters and general trespassers. Rather than posting plastic or metal signs, which deteriorate and can be unsightly as well as expensive, landowners can now paint border trees with purple paint. It also eliminates the debate over whether such signs must be signed to be effective (they do not, but it apparently once was a requirement).
To comply, the purple stripes must be:
- vertical lines at least 8 inches long and 1 inch wide
- 3 to 5 feet off the ground
- readily visible to a person approaching the property, and
- no more than 100 feet apart
The law goes into effect following the winter 2019-20 hunting seasons, and applies everywhere in PA, except in Allegheny County and Philadelphia.