Skip to main content

Southern Pine Beetle Infestation Affects Esthetic Values of Forest Landscapes

Buy Article:

$29.50 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Abstract:

Viewers preferences for forest landscapes suffering from varying stages of southern pine beetle (SPB) infestation were measured. Subjects with different forestry backgrounds evaluated slides of SPB-damaged areas along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Half were told they were viewing SPB damage; half were not. Results indicate that people prefer undamaged landscape, preferences do not differ according to forestry backgrounds, foreknowledge of SPB damage influenced viewers negatively, and most esthetic impact occurs before 10 percent of the forested area shows insect damage. We present management recommendations based on these findings.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Assistant professor of forest recreation, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg

Publication date: 1979-05-01

More about this publication?
  • Each regional journal of applied forestry focuses on research, practice, and techniques targeted to foresters and allied professionals in specific regions of the United States and Canada. The Southern Journal of Applied Forestry covers an area from Virginia and Kentucky south to as far west as Oklahoma and east Texas.
  • Membership Information
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free ContentFree content
  • Partial Free ContentPartial Free content
  • New ContentNew content
  • Open Access ContentOpen access content
  • Partial Open Access ContentPartial Open access content
  • Subscribed ContentSubscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed ContentPartial Subscribed content
  • Free Trial ContentFree trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more