Willbee, Martha . 2007. Picnic Table Selection Guide for Heavy Snow Locations. 0723 1804P. San Dimas, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, San Dimas Technology and Development Center.
Picnic tables are an integral component of site furnishings for camping and picnicking in Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, recreation sites throughout the country. Many considerations go into selecting a picnic table, such as material, life span, resistance to vandalism, resistance to rot, and weather exposure. Esthetics is also a criterion as outlined in the Forest Service's Built Environment Image Guide (BEIG). Another important consideration for picnic tables is that they be sturdy enough to withstand the very high snow loads found in many areas of the country.
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