FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, cilt.24, ss.2477-2483, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
The native plant species are the most adapted ones to the local environmental conditions. Trends in landscape design for using native plant species in many countries around the world are increasing gradually. However, in Turkey, unlike these developments in the world, increasing requirements for ornamental plant materials every year have been trying to be covered with exotic plants. In this study, potential areas where the pine species could grow with similar ecological conditions of its natural areas in Turkey were determined by using GIS. The results of this study suggest that natural pine species could be utilized in landscape design works in possible areas. Thus, in the landscape designs, sustainable native planting designs could be carried out with using native plant materials without extra maintenance.