[Tagging] RFC: new key Landcover

Brad Neuhauser brad.neuhauser at gmail.com
Tue Nov 16 16:49:44 GMT 2010

some good illustrative photos at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrubland

On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 10:45 AM, Richard Welty <rwelty at averillpark.net>wrote:

> 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
> bushes.
> it's a very well defined ecological niche.
> richard
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