User:SK53/Woodland Mapping

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Google translate of sections of the russian language wood=* page:

Active tags specifying the name in the space of wood:

Although wood key itself is outdated, specifying tags are still valid:

Age of the stand:

  • wood:age=very_young - very young forest (the period of the emergence and formation of the forest - up to 3 meters in height, stalk thickness of up to 2 ... 4 cm, crown at eye level or below, the age of fast-growing species - up to 10 years for the slow-growing and Softwood - up to 20 years);
  • wood:age=young - young forest (the period of intense competition between the trees - from 3 to 10 m in height, from the inner barrel 2 ... 4 ... up to 8 to 10 cm, crown above eye level, but often complicated prosmatrivaemost lower abundance of dead branches, up to age 20 years for fast and up to 30 years for the slow-growing and conifers);
  • wood:age=middle - middle-aged forest (period of rapid growth, height 10 m, stem thickness from 8 to 16 ... 10 ... 20, the crown took shape, the trunks are well cleaned of twigs, age from 30 to 20 ... 40 ... 60 years);
  • wood: age = adult - adult forest (characterized by a slowdown in the growth of trees in the height and thickness of the rapid growth in age from 40 to 80 ... 60 ... 120 years);
  • wood: age = old - old wood (growth is slowing down and almost stopped, enhanced Otpad a lot of dead wood and deadwood, forest izrezhivaetsya, age over 80 years for fast-growing species and more than 120 for the slow-growing and conifers).

If you know the date of the stand (one year or even a decade): start_date=*

Note these tags only really work with plantations & woods which are periodically clear-felled. They dont work with woods where tree removal is selective or for woods managed by coppicing, although similar values might be appropriate for current coppice cycle.

The origin of the stand:

   wood: the origin = man_made - man-made origin;
   wood: the origin = natural - natural origin. 

The density (compactness) of the stand:

   wood: density = very_sparse - a very rare forest;
   wood: density = sparse - woodlands;
   wood: density = normal - normal forest density;
   wood: density = dense - dense thick forest. 

The height of the stand:

   wood:height=* - can be a number (the default in meters) or the comparative degree (low, middle, high). Suggest tag|wood:canopy_height}} here.

The stand is defective, abnormal development:

   wood: flaw = krummholz - crooked;
   wood: flaw = stunted - stunted forest. 

Poor choice of term. Krummholz is an entirely natural (i.e., not defective woodland type), even if not one approved by a forester.

Damaged (but alive, albeit partially) stands:

  • wood: damage = windfall - windfall; (? should be windthrow)
  • wood: damage = burnt - burnt forest, ie, forest, ground fires, burned, but alive;
  • wood: damage = dead_wood - Deadwood.

If the damage listed above have led to the death of all the stand, then:

   wood: the lost = windfall - windfall;
   wood: the lost = burnt - fumes, forest destroyed by fire;
   wood: the lost = dead_wood - Deadwood. 


   landuse = the logging 

You can specify the form of cutting:

   the logging = clearcutting - solid;
   the logging = selective_cutting - selective. 

If you want to specify the date (year, decade) events:

   damage: start_date = * - the date of injury;
   the lost: start_date = * - the date of death;
   the logging: start_date = * - cutting date.