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Author Trowbridge, Peter J.

Title Trees in the urban landscape : site assessment, design, and installation / Peter J. Trowbridge and Nina L. Bassuk.

Published Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley, 2004.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Archit  715.2 TROW    MISSING
 UniM Archit  715.2 TROW    DUE 05-11-19
Physical description xiv, 207 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents Chapter 1 Doing it Right from the Start: Successful Urban Plant Establishment 1 -- What Went Wrong? 2 -- Think Like a Tree: A Rational Process for Successful Plant Establishment 3 -- Back to Basics 4 -- A Process of Plant Establishment 6 -- Right Plant/Right Place/No Place 8 -- Nature or Nurture 10 -- Coming Full Circle 13 -- Chapter 2 Site Assessment and Analysis: An Overview 15 -- Above-Grade Factors 16 -- Belowground Factors 25 -- Decision Making Based on Site Assessment 43 -- Chapter 3 Modification of Soils 49 -- Background: Issues for Soil Modification 49 -- Soils Under Pavements: Structural Soils 61 -- Soil Volume Calculations 73 -- Spatial Configuration of the Planting Area 83 -- Surface Treatment over the Rooting Zone 85 -- Ameliorating the Effects of Grade Changes 92 -- Drainage Principles and Techniques 99 -- Chapter 4 Plant Selection 105 -- What Functions Do Plants Serve in the Urban Environment? 105 -- How Do We Begin Matching the Plant to the Site? 112 -- Current Strategies 119 -- Case for Visual Uniformity 119 -- Case for Species Diversity 119 -- A Solution 120 -- Recommended Groups of Visually Compatible Trees 121 -- Selecting and Using a Plant Group 122 -- Additional Recommended Tree Groups 131 -- Chapter 5 Transplanting and Initial Care in the Landscape 135 -- Plant Quality and Nursery Production Practices 136 -- Methods of Production and Harvest 136 -- Some Trees Are More Difficult to Transplant Successfully Than Others 148 -- Tree Size 148 -- Process of Handling and Storage 156 -- Planting Procedure 157 -- Chapter 6 Site Preservation and Management 165 -- Preserving Existing Trees 165 -- Possible Construction Activities and Related Damage to Trees 166 -- Writing Specifications for Vegetation Protection During Construction 171 -- Impact of Soil Compaction During Construction 176 -- Paving Around Trees 176 -- Remediation Techniques for Trees Situated in Recently Compacted Soils 177 -- Appendix I Tree and Large Shrub Tolerance of Varying Soil Moisture, Soil pH, and Salt Conditions 181 -- Appendix II Model Soil Specifications 195 -- Appendix III Model Landscape/Planting Specification 199.
Summary Trees in the Urban Landscape offers all the critical tools for successful planting in urban landscapes, from design conceptualization to daily maintenance. This is the perfect reference for addressing the complex issues involved in the greening of cities. More than 100 illustrations clearly exemplify essential concepts, and helpful case studies demonstrate real-world practice. Complete with important technical specifications in each chapter, this concise resource for solving everyday issues provides guidance and up-to-date material. Trees in the Urban Landscape is an essential volume for anyone working in landscape architecture, urban planning, urban design, and aboriculture, as well as students in these fields.
Other author Bassuk, Nina.
Subject Trees in cities.
Urban landscape architecture.
ISBN 0471392464 (Cloth)