Anyone seen this before?

Greetings to All,

I was hiking through the woods yesterday and I came across this symbol painted on a tree (in red). The tree was near a cleared area. I didn’t get a chance to get a feel on the area itself since I was just passing through but I was curious if anyone had see this symbol before and if anyone may know it significance? Thank you for your input.


The tree being near a cleared area could likely indicate it was made by loggers, red symbols can mean don’t cut.