In the last recent posts, we have been covering tree markers particularly on how you can identify them if they are legit or not. Now, what we are going to cover on this post is still a continuation where this time, we are going to discuss their arrangements. You have to know that the arrangements of tree markers do provide important clues to the hidden deposit spot of the item.

The first important thing that you need to know when it comes to tree markers particularly those with arrangements were intentionally planted by the JIA (Japanese Imperial Army). Thus, they purposely applied accurate distances between the tree markers that they planted.

To explain this in a more detailed manner, let’s go over the 5 common arrangements of tree markers which are based on my experiences as a treasure hunter:

  1. Triangle Arrangement

The most common type of tree marker arrangement that the JIA often used is the so-called “triangulation”. They usually planted three trees on three different corners that when you interconnect them, they form a triangle on the area.

However, nature can also grow trees in triangulation arrangement. But this can be avoided by letting you know that the JIA often used exact measurement to the distances of the trees that they planted. So if they used a 15 ft distance, then all three trees on the corners must have a 15 ft distance apart from one another. But if the distances are not equal then chances are, the trees you found are not legit markers. Unless the trees have engraved markers on them.

But in this post, let’s remove the aspect about the other additional markers around the site. So let’s assume that our only main basis in determining the location of the treasure deposit are the trees.

Now, when it comes to tree markers arranged in triangles, the most common deposit spot of the item is right at the center portion as indicated here in this illustration.

Other deposit spots can also be at the top corner, left corner, and right corner.

If there are multiple deposits then all three corners have deposits including the center spot.

But in most cases, multiple deposits are commonly placed at the three corners.

It is also possible that there can only be two separate deposits.

And lastly, the item can be in-between the trees.

  1. Square or Rectangle Arrangement

If the arrangement of the tree markers are square or rectangle, then it is far no different from the triangle. But in most cases, the item is buried right at the center portion.

And just like the triangle arrangement, all four corners are possible treasure deposit spots.

So as in-between two trees.

  1. Circle Arrangement

If the arrangement of the tree markers are in a circle formation then there is a huge chance that the treasure deposit is buried right at the center portion.

  1. Straight Line Arrangement

If the tree markers are arranged in a straight line or row, it is very important that you have to measure the distance between each of the trees. Let’s say for example that in your site are five tree markers that are properly aligned. Each distance of the tree is 10 feet.

When it comes to the deposit spot of the item, they can be buried at the either or both ends of the aligned tree markers.

If the items are not at either or both ends of the aligned tree then the distance will come into play. In order for you to determine the exact deposit spot of the item, we have to use the 10 feet distance of the tree markers.

So starting from the last tree marker, measure a 10 feet distance towards the direction and into the spot where the next tree should have been planted or standing. And this is the spot that you need to dig.

You should check the opposite end especially when there is a marker indicating multiple or two separate treasure deposits.

The center portion is also a possible deposit spot. It can be on one side for single deposit.

Or both sides for two separate treasure deposits.

  1. Zigzag Arrangement

In some cases, the trees can also be arranged in a zigzag pattern.

But just like the tree markers that are arranged in a straight line, there are two possible treasure deposit spots which are at the two opposite ends of the tree markers.

Although, if the items cannot be found at these spots then you have to use the distance.

Let’s assume again that they have a 10 feet distance. So starting from one end of the tree markers, and by following the zigzag pattern for direction, you should be able to determine the spot where the next tree should have been standing. And at this spot, is what you need to dig.

You should also do the same at the opposite side. 

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