Tag:landuse=forest

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Public-images-osm logo.svg landuse = forest
Forestry Road - geograph.org.uk - 215468.jpg
Description
Forest. Sometimes considered to have restricted meaning "Managed woodland or woodland plantation".
Group: Forest
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
See also
Wikidata
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Status: de facto

Managed woodland or woodland plantation.

There are major differences in the way this tag & natural=wood are used by some Openstreetmap users. Some use this tag for land primarily managed for timber production, others uses if for woodland that is in some way maintained by humans, some for any forest. This problem is explained in the page Forest.

See the page Forest to understand the usage of this tag and natural=wood.

How to map

Draw an area Area around the grounds of the the woodland or place a node Node at the centre of the grounds.

Additional tags

  • name=* - name of the forest
  • operator=* - operator of the forest
  • leaf_type=broadleaved/needleleaved/mixed - describes the type of leaves.
  • leaf_cycle=deciduous/evergreen/mixed - describes the phenology of leaves.
  • produce=* - Describes the type of produce
  • species=* - The scientific name of the species of tree
  • genus=* - The scientific name of the genus of tree - use where species varies or is unknown


  • wood=coniferous/deciduous/mixed - type of wood. This key is deprecated!
  • type=deciduous/evergreen/shrubs/mixed - for reasons why type is not desirable, see type=*

Rendering

If leaf_type=* is also set, this can be indicated by appropriate symbols for conifers, deciduous trees and mixed forests.

Tag Rendering Comment Pictures
leaf_type=broadleaved Leaftype broadleaved.png Broadleaved woodland. WaldAlfeld.jpg Aerial view of the Amazon Rainforest.jpg
leaf_type=needleleaved Leaftype needleleaved.png Needleleaved woodland. Swiss National Park 131.JPG Pinus canariensis (Barlovento) 06 ies.jpg
leaf_type=mixed Leaftype mixed.png Mixed woodland. Mixed forest-Poland spring.jpg 09272008 BrightonUT.JPG
leaf_type=leafless Leaftype leafless.png Leafless vegetation Sentinel Peak Tucson Arizona.JPG Saguaro jul04 38.jpg

See also

Possible Tagging Mistakes

natural=forest - If you know places with this tag, verify if it could be tagged with another tag. Automated edits are strongly discouraged unless you really know what you are doing!

Related OSM projects

Wiki for all environment and natural tags and projects Environmental_OSM