Talk:Tag:landuse=logging

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Not a landuse

I suggest only using the proposed subkey logging=* on areas tagged with landuse=forest, landcover=trees, natural=wood and abandon landuse=logging. It makes no sense to see "logging" as a landuse of its own, most forests are logged and it makes (IMHO) no sense to differentiate at the landuse level. --Dieterdreist (talk) 10:40, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

Fully agree here. The tag describes a part of the forestry life-cycle, and as such it conflicts with landuse=forest. As a forest life-cycle is longer than e.g. on farmland, a sub-tagging would make sense, which can cover the other life-cycle sections as well. The page proposes natural=scrubs for reforestation areas, which is illogical both with the key and the value, there are no scrubs but young trees, and the reforestation is not natural but planted. --Polarbear w (talk) 12:52, 4 January 2017 (UTC)
Agree that we not use "landuse=logging". In addition to the reasons already cited I would add that logging is transient - in a given area the logging is probably completed within a few months. One might as well tag a farm field "landuse=corn_harvesting". Regarding "natural=scrub" some areas are more or less permanently vegetated with low growing woody plants species that will never reach tree height. In those areas I think "natural=scrub" makes sense. Tekim (talk)

The distinction between trees and other woody plants is by species, not by height. A tree can also be 10 cm high. --Dieterdreist (talk) 19:51, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

Weakly defined tag with overlap

This tag wasn't proposed or discussed on the tagging mailing list, and you can see it: there is no good definition and the tag is questionable as a whole (see above) for its overlap with well established tags. I propose to discourage its usage. --Dieterdreist (talk) 10:40, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

This is a duplicate of the existing tag landuse=forest. I'll be blunt - it should be removed, redirected to landuse=forest. Warin61 (talk) 00:37, 6 January 2017 (UTC)