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Routledge Handbook of Urban Forestry

Edited by: Francesco Ferrini , Cecil C. Konijnendijk van den Bosch , Alessio Fini

Print publication date:  March  2017
Online publication date:  March  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138647282
eBook ISBN: 9781315627106
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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.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The history of trees in the city Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Measuring and monitoring urban trees and urban forests Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Ecosystem services Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Social aspects of urban forestry and metro nature Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Impacts of urban forests on physical and mental health and wellbeing Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Urban forestry and microclimate Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Urban forestry and pollution mitigation Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Urban forests and biodiversity Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Urban forest benefits in developing and industrializing countries Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Assessing the benefits and economic values of trees Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Disservices of urban trees Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Strategic green infrastructure planning and urban forestry Download PDF
Chapter  14:  A landscape and urbanism perspective on urban forestry Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Urban forest governance and community engagement Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Urban tree physiology Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Abiotic stress Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Biotic factors Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Constraints to urban trees and their remedies in the built environment Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Site assessment Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Improving soil quality for urban forests Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Design options to integrate urban tree root zones and pavement support within a shared soil volume Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Criteria in the selection of urban trees for temperate urban environments Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Selecting nursery products Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Planting techniques Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Navigating the establishment period Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Pruning Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Irrigation of urban trees Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Fertilization in urban landscape Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Tree biomechanics Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Tree risk assessment Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Tools for tree risk assessment Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Management and conservation of ancient and other veteran trees Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Urban woodlands and their management Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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