[Tagging] RFC: new key Landcover

Richard Welty rwelty at averillpark.net
Tue Nov 16 16:45:30 GMT 2010

On 11/16/10 10:29 AM, M∡rtin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> 2010/11/16 Richard Welty<rwelty at averillpark.net>:
>> On 11/16/10 10:11 AM, M∡rtin Koppenhoefer wrote:
>> i like it. i would definitely move scrub from natural to landcover.
>> there are large areas which are properly called that, with sporadic
>> trees and the rest of the cover being of a bushier form.
> but wouldn't that be landcover=bushes (where they are)? Is scrub
> something like heath, beach, bay, wetland, fell? Then it would be OK
> in natural IMHO.
> Or something like tree, grass, rock? Then it would be OK for landcover IMHO.
scrub is generally a mixture of trees and bush sized objects, frequently
on sandy soil. the interior of Florida features extensive pine scrub, with
a scattering of very large pine trees and lots of palmettos (bush sized
relatives of the palm tree) filling the space. here in Albany (upstate NY)
we have the Pine Bush, which again is pine trees interspersed with

it's a very well defined ecological niche.


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