Analysis of Forest Image according to Main Tree Species

숲의 주요 수종에 따른 이미지의 규명

Kim, Jin-Sook;Shin, Chang-Sup;Yeoun, Poung-Sik;Park, Suk-Hee;Koo, Wan-Hae

  • Received : 2013.11.01
  • Accepted : 2013.11.25
  • Published : 2013.11.29


We have researched the image of different forest species by asking those who use these forests how they feel when enjoying them for their various purposes. We surveyed five different forest areas, these were a pine forest a korean pine forest a cypress forest a broad leafed forest and a mixed forest. We asked 806 people how these forests made them feel and what they thought was the image of these forests. We offered them a choice of 18 pairs of adjectives to describe how they felt. We used the SD Scale and discovered 4 different factors. A feeling of comfort and freshness and a feeling of order and space. There was also a feeling of intimacy with nature. Each forest gave out its own feeling and image. comfort and freshness was felt by those in the pine forest, the korean pine forest, the broad leafed forest and the mixed forest. A Feeling of order and space was felt in the korean pine forest. Intimacy was felt in the pine forest, broad leafed forest and the mixed forest.


Forest species;Forest healing;Mental health;SD


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