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Title: Modeling forest scenic beauty: Concepts and application to ponderosa pine
Author: Brown, Thomas C.; Daniel, Terry C.;
Source: Res. Pap. RM-RP-256. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Servce, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 35 p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Description: Statistical models are presented which relate near-view scenic beauty of ponderosa pine stands in the Southwest to variables describing physical characteristics. The models suggest that herbage and large ponderosa pine contribute to scenic beauty, while numbers of small and intermediate-sized pine trees and downed wood, especially as slash, detract from scenic beauty. Areas of lower overstory density and less tree clumping were preferred. Moderate harvest of relatively dense stands tends to improve scenic beauty once the stand has recovered from obvious harvest effects. The recovery period can be greatly reduced by slash cleanup.
Keywords: Scenic beauty, landscape assessment, forest esthetics, Pinus ponderosa
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Brown, Thomas C. and Terry C. Daniel 1984. Modeling forest scenic beauty: Concepts and application to ponderosa pine. Res. Pap. RM-RP-256. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Servce, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 35 p.
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