[Tagging] What is this path surface called?

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 26 18:28:42 GMT 2012

On 2/26/2012 12:59 PM, Mike Valiant wrote:
> I think the "tarp" is a horticultural membrane designed to stop weeds
> growing up through the path. The "mulch" looks like debris that has
> fallen from the trees rather than anything applied deliberately.
> It's difficult to see from the photo, but it looks like the original
> path surface material was crushed stone. If true, surface=crushed_stone
> might be appropriate, though not widely used (4 instances).
> There are 33 instances of surface=unpaved:crushed_limestone in the
> database which is a pretty common surface on paths around where I live.
> Depends how specific you want to be?

Those light spots are leaves, not crushed stone. It's all dirt and other 
natural materials. I could use surface=dirt, but the membrane presumably 
means that it won't turn muddy like a typical dirt path.

If it helps at all, this is a swampy area (hence the boardwalk in the 

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