Thursday, 17 November 2016

Investigation of visitors’ motivation, satisfaction and cognition on urban forest parks in Taiwan

Published Date
Volume 21, Issue 6pp 261–270

Original Article
DOI: 10.1007/s10310-016-0543-4

Cite this article as: 
Wang, YC., Lin, JC., Liu, WY. et al. J For Res (2016) 21: 261. doi:10.1007/s10310-016-0543-4


This study conducts a survey on the urban forest parks in Taiwan to assess the benefits and affecting factors. The results show that the larger the area of the park, the higher the degree of satisfaction with the landscape and the status of the plants, and the higher the density of trees, the lower the degree of satisfaction with the scenic view. The shading effect is positively correlated with the diameter of plants at breast height, canopy cover area, and proportion of green coverage. However, higher green coverage is associated with lower satisfaction regarding the scenic view and the uniqueness of the landscape. Most visitors are less satisfied with the area of plants and landscape attractiveness. The study results can be used to evaluate the impacts of setting up urban forest parks. The outcomes also provide guidance for the relevant authorities for sustainable management and future policy making.


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