Metla Project 3254

Landscape management in forest regeneration

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Duration: 1999-2002   Keywords: forest regeneration, landscape experience, landscape preferences, residual trees, scenic goals
Research Programme: Forest Regeneration in Southern Finland


In this research project we use means of visualisation to study how the scenic values on clear cutting areas could be improved by leaving retention trees, how trees should be placed, and does the appearance of retention trees influence on landscape preference. In addition, we study whether received information concerning ecological biodiversity and forest regeneration does have impact on landscape preference.


Results indicate that scenic value was improved by leaving some retention trees or undergrowth on the clear cutting area.. Further, the more trees were left standing, the better valued the landscape was. Undergrowth was evaluated less aesthetic than normal and large trees. Similarly, healthy looking trees were considered better than trees in a poor condition.

Project leader: Löfström, Irja
The Finnish Forest Research Institute, Vantaa Unit, PL 18, FI-01301 VANTAA, FINLAND
Phone: +358 29 532 2418

Other researchers: Hamberg, Leena (2001), Karjalainen, Eeva, HE (1999-2000), Neuvonen, Marjo, HE (2001), Tönnes, Susan, HE (2001-02)

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