In the alpine area, near the tree line there are a lot of areas that are covered with just a few trees. There are far too many to map each tree individually, but the trees are too far apart to call it a forest or woodland. The trees are mostly pines, so the scrub tag is not correct. On other maps I have seen that these areas are rendered as a green dotted area, but I do not know if OSM has a tag for this. Has anyone got any examples of the correct tags?

asked 25 Oct, 20:58

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I think Krummholz (, which I think is what you are referring to, is generally accepted as an ecological woodland habitat rather than a scrub one, despite the relative sparsity of trees. Long ago someone suggested to me Hexbinning tree locations as a way of estimating density.

(27 Oct, 10:02) SK53 ♦

wood:density= (~15k instances) was raised in , most being =sparse (~13k instances) . Other *:density= was proposed for =scrub and =shrubbery.

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answered 26 Oct, 05:16

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