Journal of The Japanese Institute of Landscape Architecture
Online ISSN : 1348-4559
Print ISSN : 1340-8984
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Remnant pattern of woods and scattered trees of Celtis sinensis, Aphananthe aspera and Zelkova serrata in the urban area of Kyoto for 30 years
Motonori KIMURAJunichi IMANISHIKatsue FUKAMACHIKeiji SAKAMOTOShozo SHIBATA
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2019 Volume 82 Issue 5 Pages 697-702

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In the urban area of Kyoto, woods and scattered trees of Celtis sinensis, Aphananthe aspera and Zelkova serrata with historical and cultural value aregrowing, but they have been decreasing due to urbanization. In this research, GIS analysis was conducted based on the information about detailed distribution survey in 1986 to clarify the habitat that needs to be considered for the conservation.As a result, the following facts were revealed.First, woods were divided and shrunk in the temples, not only for development aimed at the role played by temples such as cemeteries but also for development to enhance the accessibility of touristic implications such as parking lots. Second, scattered trees have been largely lost in residential areas, commercial lands, and public lands, mainly because of urbanization. In the residential areas, in addition, cutting scattered trees seems to have occurred due to the loss of spatial margin that affects the consciousness of landowners. Finally, woods and scattered trees were preserved in large-scale parks and buffer areas such as riverside and the foot of mountainsthat are not developed.In conclusion, it is necessary for the conservationto preserve spaces in declining trend and to create habitable environments in preserved spaces.

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