Steve’s Book on Urban Trees

‘Urban Trees’ a new book explaining (almost) everything you ever wanted to know about trees in towns.

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Towns and cities are where most of us live, work and play, and although we recognize the value of the trees standing on the corner, or in the park, or framing the cathedral, most of us are unaware that they are a vital part of our urban life-support system.

This invaluable, well-illustrated book, which is written by an expert aboriculuralist, is essential reading for all those who wish to discover why trees are present in our population centres, how urban life in Britain has engulfed them in the last 200 years, why life is so difficult for urban trees, what their role is, and how we should care for them and include them in our urban future.

  • Discusses what trees do for us, and traces the development of urban trees in Britain
  • Considers all aspects of the damaging impact of urban conditions on trees
  • Examines urban tree management with reference to basic principles, planning tools, species selection, and site evaluation and modification
  • Analyses the planting of trees in towns and cities, pruning methods, the establishment and maintenance of urban trees, and inspection, monitoring and assessment procedures
  • Covers tree management on streets and highways, parks, woods and other public locations, as well as in private places including homes, offices, factories and wildlife conservation sites
  • Summarizes the law in the United Kingdom as it relates to trees
  • Briefly outlines the impact of climate change on trees in urban areas and on aboriculture in general

Article written by Steve Cox on August 17, 2011