Araştırma Makalesi (Research Article)

Leading effect of visual plant characteristics for functional uses of green spaces


Ozyegin University, Faculty of Architecture and Design, Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design, Istanbul, Turkey


Trakya University, Institute of Science, Edirne, Turkey

FORESTIST 2016; 66: 379-390
DOI: 10.17099/jffiu.90852
Read: 1321 Downloads: 575 Published: 20 December 2019

Plant materials have the ability to lead the people’s functional use purposes with their visual characteristics. In this study, we examined whether the functional use follows the plant materials’ visual characteristics like a big size tree’s shade use. As visual characteristics of the plants; size, texture, color, and planting design basics are considered. Six urban green spaces determined for this experimental field study in the center of Kırklareli Province, and then a site survey implemented to determine apparent visual characteristics of the plants and matched functional uses with their visual characteristics. Five functional use types determined according to the visual plant characteristics (sitting and resting, pedestrian transition, meeting point, walking and recreational uses). Best representing four photos of each green space’s plant materials are used in photo questionnaires. 89 photo questionnaires were conducted. Five functional use type options indicated in the questionnaire for each green space and one of the options were coinciding with the visual plant characteristics of that green space according to the site survey results. For the analyses of questionnaires; SPSS 17 statistical packages were used. As result; the hypothesis was confirmed by coinciding statistical analyses results with the site survey results.

Cite (Atıf) : Şat Güngör, B., Çulha Ozangüç, K., 2016. Leading effect of visual plant characteristics for functional uses of green spaces. Journal of the Faculty of Forestry Istanbul University 66(2): 379- 390. DOI: 10.17099/jffiu.90852

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