Vegetation - OS 25K map symbols
This is one of a series of articles which give photographs of features on the ground which have standard symbols on Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps, and also show the symbol. See OS 25K map symbols for introduction to the series, and links to other articles in it. Ordnance Survey have told us that although the symbols are copyright they allow them to be copied without charge or specific licence .
Click on a photo thumbnail to see a page with a larger photo, and other photo details. The photo page also has a section of the 1:50,000 Ordnance Survey map; click on that map to see an Ordnance Survey Get-a-map section of 1:25,000 scale map.
For vegetation there are more symbols on 25K than on 50 K maps. Woods and orchards have symbols on 50K maps - see Land feature symbols on 50K maps for our examples of them.
|Coniferous trees||Map link|
|Coniferous trees - scattered||Map link Scattered coniferous trees have the same tree symbol but without the tint which shows woodland.|
|Non-coniferous trees||Map link|
|Non-coniferous trees - scattered||Map link Scattered non-coniferous trees have the same tree symbol but without the tint which shows woodland.|
|Coppice||Map link The wood has some coppice symbols and some non-coniferous tree symbols.|
|Boundary tree||Name of tree variety, adjacent to boundary symbol||Map link The example has the word "sycamore"by the dots of a parish boundary. There are "oak" and "ash" just North of it.|
|Scrub||Map link The area around here has the symbol for scrub (three blobs, tallest on left), and many areas that might be considered scrub have the symbol for bracken, heath and rough grassland|
|Bracken, heath or rough grassland||Map link There seem to be several slightly different symbols, this area has the one with vertical strokes but no blobs, presumably the one for rough grassland.|
|Bracken, heath or rough grassland||Map link Symbol with some blobs - bracken here|
|Marsh, reeds or saltings||Map link Reeds|
|Marsh, reeds or saltings||Map link Saltmarsh|
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