[Tagging] new page for tree_lined=*

Peter Elderson pelderson at gmail.com
Sat Aug 15 15:28:05 UTC 2020

Nederland has an awful lot of ways, waterways, railways, rivers, parkings,
churchyards, and other linear and area features which are lined with a row
of trees. And if I say a row of trees, think of 10 Km almost straight with
a continuous line of evenly spaced trees at both sides, sometimes also in
the middle, sometimes double or triple rows at each side, often with a
separately lined cycleway and tree_lined ditches.

Even in the woods, roads often have a separate distinct tree lining, often
between the road and the cycleways on both sides.

As it is a distinctive and verifiable (by survey, by viewers and by
satellite imagery) attribute of the road, it is worth mapping as
secondary tag. The purpose varies and can be guessed but seldom verified,
so best not try to define by purpose, just map what you see. Unlike
cycleways and sidepaths along roads, no routing has to be done over a line
of trees, but the attribute is nice to know for cyclists, hikers and

One thing: we have tree rows in the middle of a road, not always combined
with a side tree row.
Maybe map that as a tree_row feature?

About generic: I wouldn't call tree_lined a generic attribute. It
specifically says the feature is lined by trees. Generic tagging IMO would
be: lined=* where the value specifies which lining is used.
If you want further specification of the tree_line details, I would suggest
to use natural=tree_row and tag everything you wish to record about the

I don't really care if it's on a separate tree_line page.

Best, Peter Elderson

Op vr 14 aug. 2020 om 01:08 schreef Martin Koppenhoefer <
dieterdreist at gmail.com>:

> I’ve set up an initial documentation page for the tree_lined attribute
> (used mainly in conjunction with highways and waterways) and welcome
> comments for it:
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:tree_lined
> This used to be a redirect to natural=tree_row (which is a different tag,
> as it is for a feature, not an attribute).
> There are also already translations in
> cs, de, es and uk (also redirects), which should be updated.
> Cheers Martin
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