Metla Project 3254
Landscape management in forest regeneration
Keywords: forest regeneration, landscape experience, landscape preferences, residual trees, scenic goals
Research Programme: Forest Regeneration in Southern Finland
Objectives 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 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.
The Finnish Forest Research Institute,
PL 18, FI-01301 VANTAA, FINLAND
Phone: +358 29 532 2418
Hamberg, Leena (2001), Karjalainen, Eeva, HE (1999-2000), Neuvonen, Marjo, HE (2001), Tönnes, Susan, HE (2001-02)
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