|landcover = trees|
|land covered with trees|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: in use|
|Tools for this tag|
Land physically covered with trees, regardless of being natural or not, in a forest or in a park/garden, etc.
The tag does not describe the human use to which the area is put.
In some countries (for example, in Russia) using of this tag is strongly discouraged by local communities.
landcover proposal was drafted in 2010 and discussed multiple times, never went through a vote.
- Forest describes all the different approaches that currently exist for mapping woodlands and explains their advantages and disadvantages.
- landuse=forest and natural=wood are more widely used tags for mapping woodland with partly more specific meaning.
- landuse=orchard is specifically used for agricultural orchards and plantations, where fruits, nuts, and other produce are harvested from trees and shrubs.
Support in editors and data consumers
Support for landcover=trees was declined in OSM Carto together with landcover=grass, due to duplicating far more popular tagging schemes, JOSM for adding landcover=grass and landcover=trees to known popular tags that were decided to not be included in presets, and iD due to duplicating far more popular tagging schemes.