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Title: Esthetics and landscaping

Author: Johnson, Craig W.; Brown, Thomas C.; Timmons, Michael L.

Date: 1985

Source: In: DeByle, Norbert V.; Winokur, Robert P., editors. Aspen: Ecology and management in the western United States. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report RM-119. Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, Fort Collins, Colo. p. 185-188

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

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Description: Aspen is valued for its scenic beauty. One indication of this is the trips to the "high country" that many forest visitors make to view the autumn color changes (fig. 1). Another is the frequency with which aspen is planted in urban and suburban areas. Subjective generalizations about the esthetic uses of aspen, although reasonable, provide only rough guidance for management of scenic quality. They can not be used to compare the relative beauty of different scenes, or to determine how much scenic beauty changes as the physical characteristics of the scene change, either naturally or as the result of management activities. Unfortunately, there has been almost no documented research specifically measuring the relative scenic beauty of different aspen scenes. Therefore, this chapter discusses, in very general terms, the scenic beauty of aspen settings and the use of aspen in landscaping.

Keywords: Populus tremuloides, quaking aspen, ecology, forest management, esthetics, landscaping, scenic beauty

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Johnson, Craig W.; Brown, Thomas C.; Timmons, Michael L. 1985. Esthetics and landscaping. In: DeByle, Norbert V.; Winokur, Robert P., editors. Aspen: Ecology and management in the western United States. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report RM-119. Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, Fort Collins, Colo. p. 185-188

 


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