[Tagging] landuse for arboretum

Richard Welty rwelty at averillpark.net
Thu Nov 11 02:01:40 GMT 2010

On 11/10/10 7:28 PM, John Smith wrote:
> On 11 November 2010 08:27, Craig Wallace<craigw84 at fastmail.fm>  wrote:
>> Wouldn't it be covered by leisure=garden? ie "Place where flowers and other
>> plants are grown in a decorative and structured manner or for scientific
>> purposes."
>> Its just it specifically focuses on trees, as opposed to flowers or other
>> plants.
> That seems wrong, they aren't for leisure so much as a preserve to
> make sure species of trees will survive at least in one place...
arboretums  can be for conservation, for education and for research.

wikipedia articles are not always helpful, but the article on arboretums
is pretty decent:




the distinction from leisure=garden would be that botanical_gardens
are more oriented towards scientific/educational usage rather than


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