[Tagging] landuse=logging

Dave Swarthout daveswarthout at gmail.com
Tue Jan 10 06:23:40 UTC 2017


Oops. I see it was Warin that introduced crop=timber.

A good choice of terms in any case.

On Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 1:21 PM, Dave Swarthout <daveswarthout at gmail.com>
wrote:

> @warin,
>
> This is another laughable instance of how terminology we consider normal
> is so different across the ocean. To Americans timber refers to the
> standing trees in a forest. Timber is felled and cut into lumber. We might
> describe an area as being "heavily timbered" or having "standing timber".
> One would never substitute the word lumber for timber in either of those
> phrases. A place that was "heavily lumbered" would imply that the trees had
> been felled, removed, and cut up into boards which we call lumber.
>
> In this particular case these differences can be handily side-stepped
> because John Willis offers the use of crop=timber, which works to clarify
> the terminology without offending anyone while still being entirely
> correct.
>
> > crop=timber
> > crop=rubber
> +1
>
> Cheers,
> Dave
>
> On Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 8:25 AM, John Willis <johnw at mac.com> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> > On Jan 10, 2017, at 9:20 AM, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > There are other things produced by forestry ...
>> > maple syrup for Canadians
>> > rubber from rubber trees
>> > various oils (tea tree oil, eucalyptus oil)
>> > as well as timber.
>> >
>> > From the crop wiki I think this can be an additional tag for
>> landuse=forest ...
>> > crop=timber
>> > crop=rubber
>> > etc.
>>
>> +1
>>
>>
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