The aesthetics of forestry: What has empirical preference research taught us?

  title={The aesthetics of forestry: What has empirical preference research taught us?},
  author={Robert G. Ribe},
  journal={Environmental Management},
  • R. Ribe
  • Published 1989
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Management
Multiple-use forest management has come to include an attention to scenic values, and methods are being developed to incorporate aesthetic considerations into decision making. A considerable body of scientific research has been conducted exploring public preferences for forest landscapes and intersubjective and contextual influences upon their perception. This research is surveyed. Findings regarding the perception of forest conditions, such as tree density and size, ground cover, species… 
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