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GROUP: nursery (nr)
DEFINITION: woody perennials for transplanting, including orchard stock, saplings & medium trees in a continuous regular planting pattern with spacing <5m apart and covering sufficient area to map a soft feature (width >5 m AND area >100 m2). Must identify USE = Rainfed OR Irrigated, depending on the feature.

Table of Contents


  1. Object
    1. generic nursery = not orchard stock (tree/woody perennial crops), woody ornamental, tree sapling, or medium tree nursery.
    2. orchard stock nursery = agricultural tree or woody perennial crop plants, including tea, orchard trees, mulberry, grape, etc.
    3. woody ornamental nursery
    4. tree sapling nursery
    5. medium tree nursery
  2. Scale (of individual plots)
    1. small (<30m)
    2. medium-scale (>30m to 1ha)
    3. large-scale (>1 ha)


  1. generic nursery
    1. small (<30m) = nr01
    2. medium-scale (>30m to 1ha) = nr02
    3. large-scale (>1 ha) = nr03
  2. orchard stock nursery
    1. small (<30m) = nr04
    2. medium-scale (>30m to 1ha) = nr05
    3. large-scale (>1 ha) = nr06
  3. woody ornamental nursery
    1. small (<30m) = nr07
    2. medium-scale (>30m to 1ha) = nr08
    3. large-scale (>1 ha) = nr09
  4. tree sapling nursery
    1. small (<30m) = nr10
    2. medium-scale (>30m to 1ha) = nr11
    3. large-scale (>1 ha) = nr12
  5. medium tree nursery
    1. small (<30m) = nr13
    2. medium-scale (>30m to 1ha) = nr14
    3. large-scale (>1 ha) = nr15

Dominance Rules

  1. IF TYPE with greater area is very similar or otherwise unclear:
    1. Choose orchard stock nursery over woody ornamental nursery over tree sapling nursery over medium tree nursery.


Leaf Type: mixed
Leaf Time: mixed
Tree Cover: mixed
Vegetation Cover: >90%
Height: <3m
L1 Minimum: >10m
L2 Minimum: >5m

Compatible Classes



Anthropogenic Mounded Excavated Terraced Slope Floodplain Foot Slope Bench Plateau Summit Sloping Steep Slope


Irrigated Rainfed


Mixed Perennial


Mapped Ecotopes

ANRMnr14 FPIMnr03 FPIMnr04 FPIMnr10 FPIMnr11 FPIMnr13 FPIMnr15  

Citation for AEM: Ellis E. C., H. Wang, H. Xiao, K. Peng, X. P. Liu, S. C. Li, H. Ouyang, X. Cheng, and L. Z. Yang. 2006. Measuring long-term ecological changes in densely populated landscapes using current and historical high resolution imagery. Remote Sensing of Environment 100(4):457-473.