Border vista

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The vista along the Canada – United States border, as seen from a wayside on the Alaska Highway.

A border vista or boundary vista is any defined cleared space between two areas of foliage intended to provide a clear demarcation line between the two areas. Border vistas are most commonly found along undefended international boundary lines and in landscaping.[1]

The best-known border vista is a six-metre (20 ft) cleared space around unguarded portions of the Canada – United States border.[2]

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  1. ^ Aul, Henry B. How to plan modern home grounds. Sheridan House, 1959. p. 280.
  2. ^ Schiff, Stacy. "Politics Starts at the Border", The New York Times. July 22, 2007. Accessed August 16, 2009.