Routledge Handbook of Urban Forestry

Routledge Handbook of Urban Forestry

Paperback (21 Aug 2019) | English

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Synopsis

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, the book provides a definitive overview of the field and is an essential reference text for students, researchers and practitioners.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780367352387
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Imprint: Routledge
Pub date:
DEWEY: 635.977091732
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 548
Weight: 1062g
Height: 178mm
Width: 246mm
Spine width: 42mm