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Routledge Handbook of Urban Forestry

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By: Francesco Ferrini(Editor), Cecil C Konijnendijk van den Bosch(Editor), Alessio Fini(Editor)
547 pages, 81 b/w photos, 244 b/w illustrations, 29 tables
Publisher: Earthscan
Routledge Handbook of Urban Forestry
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About this book

More than half the world's population now lives in cities. Creating sustainable, healthy and aesthetic urban environments is therefore a major policy goal and research agenda. This comprehensive handbook provides a global overview of the state of the art and science of urban forestry. It describes the multiple roles and benefits of urban green areas in general and the specific role of trees, including for issues such as air quality, human well-being and stormwater management. It reviews the various stresses experienced by trees in cities and tolerance mechanisms, as well as cultural techniques for either pre-conditioning or alleviating stress after planting. It sets out sound planning, design, species selection, establishment and management of urban trees. It shows that close interactions with the local urban communities who benefit from trees are key to success. By drawing upon international state-of-art knowledge on arboriculture and urban forestry, Routledge Handbook of Urban Forestry provides a definitive overview of the field and is an essential reference text for students, researchers and practitioners.

Contents

Part 1: Urban Forestry
1. Introduction
      Cecil C. Konijnendijk van den Bosch, Francesco Ferrini and Alessio Fini
2. The History of Trees in the City
      Richard J. Hauer, Robert W. Miller, Les P. Werner and Cecil C. Konijnendijk van den Bosch
3. Measuring and Monitoring Urban Trees and Urban Forests
      Justin Morgenroth and Johan ?stberg

Part 2: Roles and Benefits of Urban Forests and Urban Trees
4. Ecosystem Services
      Cynnamon Dobbs, Maria Jose Martinez-Harms and Dave Kendal
5. Social Aspects of Urban Forestry and Metro Nature
      Kathleen Wolf
6. Impacts of Urban Forests on Physical and Mental Health and Wellbeing
      Matilda Annerstedt van den Bosch
7. Urban Forestry and Microclimate
      Simone Orlandini, Jennifer Vanos, Andreas Matzarakis, Luciano Massetti and Martina Petralli
8. Urban Forestry and Pollution Mitigation
      Arne Sæbø, Stanislaw W. Gawronski, Hans Martin Hanslin and Sara Janhäll
9. Urban Forests and Biodiversity
      Emilio Padoa-Schioppa and Claudia Canedoli
10. Urban Forest Benefits in Developing and Industrializing Countries
      Fabio Salbitano, Simone Borelli, Michela Conigliaro, Noor Azlin Yahya, Giovanni Sanesi, Yujuan Chen and German Tovar
11. Assessing the Benefits and Economic Values of Trees
      David J. Nowak
12. Disservices of Urban Trees
      Jari Lyytimäki
      
Part 3: Urban Forest Landscapes: A Strategic Perspective
13. Strategic Green Infrastructure Planning and Urban Forestry
      Raffaele Lafortezza, Stephan Pauleit, Rieke Hansen, Giovanni Sanesi and Clive Davies
14. A Landscape and Urbanism Perspective on Urban Forestry
      Alan Simson
15. Urban Forest Governance and Community Engagement
      Stephen R. J. Sheppard, Cecil Konijnendijk van den Bosch, Owen Croy, Ana Macias and Sara Barron

Part 4: Trees in the Urban Environment
16. Urban Tree Physiology: Methods and Tools
      Carlo Calfapietra, Gabriele Guidolotti, Galina Churkina and Ruediger Grote
17. Abiotic Stress
      Glynn Percival
18. Biotic Factors: Pests and Diseases
      Michael Raupp and Paolo Gonthier
19. Constraints to Urban Trees and their Remedies in the Built Environment
      C.Y. Jim

Part 5: Planting Sites: Analysis and Modification
20. Site Assessment: The Key to Sustainable Urban Landscape Establishment
      Nina Bassuk
21. Improving Soil Quality for Urban Forests
      Susan D. Day and J. Roger Harris
22. Design Options to Integrate Urban Tree Root Zones and Pavement Support within a Shared Soil Volume
      Jason Grabosky and Nina Bassuk

Part 6: Selection of Planting Material, Planting Techniques and Establishment
23. Criteria in the Selection of Urban Trees for Temperate Urban Environments
      Henrik Sjöman, Andrew Hirons and Johanna Deak Sjöman
24. Selecting Nursery Products
      Daniel K. Struve
25. Planting Techniques
      Andrew K. Koeser and Robert J. Northrop
26. Navigating the Establishment Period: A Critical Period for New Trees
      J. Roger Harris and Susan D. Day

Part 7: Managing Urban Forests and Urban Trees
27. Pruning
      Brian Kane
28. Irrigation of Urban Trees
      Alessio Fini and Cecilia Brunetti
29. Fertilization in Urban Landscape
      Cecilia Brunetti and Alessio Fini
30. Tree Biomechanics
      Frank W. Telewski and Karl J. Niklas
31. Tree Risk Assessment
      E. Thomas Smiley, Nelda P. Matheny and Sharon J. Lilly
32. Tools for Tree Risk Assessment
      Steffen Rust and Philip van Wassenaer
33. Management and Conservation of Ancient and Other Veteran Trees
      Neville Fay and Jill Butler
34. Urban Woodlands and their Management
      Peter N. Duinker, Susanna Lehvävirta, Anders Busse Nielsen and Sydney Toni

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Biography

Francesco Ferrini is Dean of the School of Agriculture and Professor of Arboriculture at the University of Florence, Italy. Cecil C. Konijnendijk van den Bosch is Professor of Urban Forestry at the University of British Columbia, Canada. Alessio Fini is a researcher in the Department of Production and Agri-Environment at the University of Florence, Italy.

New
By: Francesco Ferrini(Editor), Cecil C Konijnendijk van den Bosch(Editor), Alessio Fini(Editor)
547 pages, 81 b/w photos, 244 b/w illustrations, 29 tables
Publisher: Earthscan
Media reviews

"[...] Nearly every topic I wanted to know about was covered in one of the 34 chapters written by more than 70 contributors. The price is a bit hefty as it is only available in hardback but this is an excellent book to dip into if the library can afford it."
– Peter Thomas, BES Bulletin, Volume 48(4), December 2017

"This comprehensive handbook provides a global overview of the state of the art and science of urban forestry [...] By drawing upon international state-of-art knowledge on arboriculture and urban forestry, Routledge Handbook of Urban Forestry provides a definitive overview of the field and is an essential reference text for students, researchers and practitioners."
The Forestry Chronicle (2017)

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