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The Urban Tree

The Urban Tree

Goodwin, Duncan (2017) The Urban Tree. Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon UK. ISBN 978-0415702461

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Abstract

There is a growing evidence base that documents the social, environmental and economic benefits that urban trees can deliver. Trees are, however, under threat today as never before due to competition for space imposed by development, other hard infrastructures, increased pressure on the availability of financial provision from local authorities and a highly cautious approach to risk management in a modern litigious society. It is, therefore, incumbent upon all of us in construction and urban design disciplines to pursue a set of goals that not only preserve existing trees where we can, but also ensure that new plantings are appropriately specified and detailed to enable their successful establishment and growth to productive maturity.

Aimed at developers, urban planners, urban designers, landscape architects and arboriculturists, this book takes a candid look at the benefits that trees provide alongside the threats that are eliminating them from our towns and cities. It takes a simple, applied approach that explores a combination of science and practical experience to help ensure a pragmatic and reasoned approach to decision-making in terms of tree selection, specification, placement and establishment. In this way, trees can be successfully incorporated within our urban landscapes, so that we can continue to reap the benefits they provide.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Urban Trees, Green Infrastructure, Ecosystem Services
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Architecture and Landscape Research and Enterprise
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Department of Architecture & Landscape
Last Modified: 15 May 2017 11:40
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: GREAT a
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/16861

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