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Urban Tree Management For the Sustainable Development of Green Cities

By: Andreas Roloff(Editor)
274 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour & b/w illustrations, colour tables
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Urban Tree Management
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  • Urban Tree Management ISBN: 9781118954584 Paperback Jan 2016 In stock
Price: £60.95
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About this book

Urban tree management is the key basis for greener cities of the future. It is a practical discipline which includes tree selection, planting, care and protection and the overall management of trees as a collective resource.

Urban Tree Management aims to raise awareness for the positive impacts and benefits of city trees and for their importance to city dwellers. It describes their advantages and details their effects on quality of urban life and well-being aspects that are increasingly important in these times of progressing urbanisation.

With this book you will learn:
- fundamentals, methods and tools of urban tree management
- state of the art in the fields of urban forestry and tree biology
- positive effects and uses of urban trees
- features, requirements and selection criteria for urban trees
- conditions and problems of urban trees
- governance and management aspects
- environmental education programs

Edited by the leading expert Dr. Andreas Roloff, Urban Tree Management is an excellent resource for plant scientists, horticulturists, dendrologists, arborists and arboriculturists, forestry scientists, city planners, parks department specialists and landscape architects. It will be an essential addition to all students and libraries where such subjects are taught.


List of contributors, xiii

1 Intro: Urban trees – Importance, benefits, problems, 1
2 Urban trees: Features and requirements, 15
3 Fundamentals of tree biology for urban trees, 20
4 Urban tree roots: Problems and peculiarities, 36
5 Drought stress: Adaptation strategies, 47
6 Aspects of urban tree pathology, 58
7 Vitality assessment, tree architecture, 82
8 Body language of trees, tree diagnostics, 95
9 Tree inventory, risk assessment and management, 111
10 Tree preservation, maintenance and repair, 135
11 Tree pruning: Methods and parameters, 154
12 Transplanting large trees, 169
13 Dust and noise reduction, 177
14 Invasive species, indigenous vs. alien dendroflora, 185
15 Criteria for species selection: Development of a database for urban trees, 196
16 Genetic aspects, 211
17 Governance in urban forestry, 221
18 Allotment gardens and privately managed green space in urban environment, 236
19 Urban woods for relaxation and inspiration, 247
20 Acceptance for urban trees: Environmental education programs, 262

Index, 271

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By: Andreas Roloff(Editor)
274 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour & b/w illustrations, colour tables
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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