The Development of Evaluation System for the Sustainable Conservation of Old Tree in Agricultural Landscape

농촌지역 노거수의 지속가능한 보전을 위한 평가체계 개발 연구

  • Received : 2016.03.29
  • Accepted : 2016.06.06
  • Published : 2016.06.30


This study was conducted to develope an evaluation system for sustainable conservation of old trees with historic and traditional values in rural areas. Existing evaluation system was modified through field application of 10 old trees and expert research twice for development of new evaluation system. 4 evaluation items in 10 evaluation items were deleted by first expert research. Some items are proposed to offer a figure explanation by second expert research. End-developed evaluation items are consisted of 6 items ((1) Ground State, (2) Blight, Harmful Insects, (3) Tree Form, (4) Canopy Vitality, (5) Bark, (6) Damage) reflecting the order of importance evaluation. Old trees evaluation system developed in this study is expected to be utilized continuously to conserve the old trees in the rural areas and gradually help to increases the historic and traditional values.


Rural tourism;Traditional knowledge;Ecosystem service;Protected tree;Health assessment


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