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]

Similar clearings along the border line are provided for by many international treaties. For example, the 2006 border management treaty between Russia and China provides for a 15-metre wide cleared strip along the two nations' border. [3]

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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.
  3. ^ Соглашение между Правительством Российской Федерации и Правительством Китайской Народной Республики о режиме российско-китайской государственной границы (Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the People's Republic of China on the management of the Russia-China international border)