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There’s a barrier on top of an Ecoduct, a row of stubs. Should I use barrier=stub(s) just as barrier=log, the same wooden material ?

asked 13 Feb '15, 23:49

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edited 14 Feb '15, 01:54

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It's unclear what you're referring to. Stubs of what? It would be helpful if you could add an image of what they look like.

(14 Feb '15, 00:09) alester

Alester, a stub is the connection between the roots and the log of a tree. It’s a big ugly part of the tree that’s hardly usable or just for chips. Although a walnut stub seems to be a good source for veneer or plywood.

(14 Feb '15, 00:30) Hendrikklaas

@Hendrikklass standard english for what you describe is a tree stump. They exist for the safety of the tree feller (& to avoid damaging his tools).

(14 Feb '15, 11:28) SK53 ♦

SK53, too bad IMHO theres no standard English. For native speakers maybay the Oxford branche, there several different branches such as double dutch, for non native speakers.

(14 Feb '15, 21:01) Hendrikklaas

I went for …

  • barrier=tree_stump
  • height=0.42
  • material=wood
  • width might be a good addition, especially if it is very wide

… when I tagged such an unusual barrier the last time. With "tree stump" (instead of "stub") it is likely more clear that it is a part of a tree than if you use "stub".

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answered 14 Feb '15, 01:51

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… If you would use it as a node on a normal way I think tags which show who/what can pass would be good. Maybe this as an default override (if there are really no legal restrictions): access=yes maxwidth=1.5 see barrier documentation. In principle I think those legal access tags are often not good for barriers (because those are not legal restrictions) and physical (e.g. maxwidth:physical) ones should be used instead, but the :physical ones are used very seldom and not (yet) documented on that barrier page.

(14 Feb '15, 12:23) aseerel4c26 ♦

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