Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 8, Issue 1,2010
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Determination of spring visual ceremonies of urban fruit trees and shrubs: A case study from Erzurum, Turkey


Zöhre Bulut 1, Işık Sezen 2, Faris Karahan 2*

Recieved Date: 2009-11-05, Accepted Date: 2010-01-03


Having an important place in ecosystem, plants are quite valuable components of landscape in urban ecosystems in terms of ecological, economic, social and visual aspects. Therefore, it is quite important to carry out planting design studies in urban areas according to well-established planning and design principles since plants give movement, color effects besides creating a natural environment in the surrounding urban areas. Focusing on ‘visual aspects’ of plants, this study investigates the effects of fruit trees and shrubs on the environment they are planted in terms of the visual quality of these places in urban areas during spring. The results of the study show that fruit trees and shrubs considerably increase the visual quality of the urban landscape they are in. The study also makes further suggestions on the use of fruit trees and shrubs in planting design studies by highlighting the characteristics of these plants as the important components of green areas, especially in urban areas.


Fruit plants and shrubs, visual quality assessment, urban ecosystem, biological heritage

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2010
Volume: 8
Issue: 1
Category: Environment
Pages: 289-296

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