Proposed features/landuse meadow orchard

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Meadow Orchard compromise
Status: Draft (under way)
Proposed by: Jojo4u
Tagging: landuse=meadow_orchard
Applies to: Area
Definition: A meadow orchard (german: "Streuobstwiese")
Drafted on: 2017-02-12


Note: Most of the text is from the original proposal by User:StupidFlanders

Definition

A meadow orchard (german: "Streuobstwiese") is a meadow with scattered fruit trees or fruit trees that are planted in a field. It is a traditional landscape in the temperate, maritime climate of continental Western Europe. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, Streuobstwiesen were a kind of a rural community orchard that were intended for productive cultivation of stone fruit. In recent years, ecologists have successfully lobbied for state subsidies to valuable habitats, biodiversity and natural landscapes, which are also used to preserve old meadow orchards. Both conventional and meadow orchards provide a suitable habitat for many animal species that live in a cultured landscape. A notable example is the hoopoe that nests in tree hollows of old fruit trees and, in the absence of alternative nesting sites, is threatened in many parts of Europe, because of the destruction of old orchards.

Tagging

Map the meadow orchard as Area area use tag landuse=meadow_orchard.

Rationale

While using a subtag orchard/meadow=meadow_orchard for landuse=meadow or landuse=orchard seemed like a good idea, no consensus about using landuse=meadow or landuse=orchard could be found in discussion [1].

A meadow orchard is a distinctive form of landuse, neither a meadow not an orchard.. Mappers which are guided by apparent view mostly see landuse=meadow a better fit. Other mappers with a more scientific view are seeing landuse=orchard a better fit.

The term meadow orchard is mentioned on the English Wikipedia and the English Collins Dictionary.

Rendering

Idea: Same as landuse=meadow with additional little tree icons.

Meadoworchard proposal 01.png

See also

Comments

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