Trees in the Urban Landscape: Site Assessment, Design, and Installation / Edition 1by Peter J. Trowbridge, Nina L. Bassuk
Pub. Date: 01/23/2004
This practical guide offers tools for making detailed assessments of sites that pose problems or present opportunities for proposed and existing tree plantings in urban environments. It addresses the increasingly important needs of those involved in the "greening of cities," and offer detailed guidance on design decisions. See more details below
This practical guide offers tools for making detailed assessments of sites that pose problems or present opportunities for proposed and existing tree plantings in urban environments. It addresses the increasingly important needs of those involved in the "greening of cities," and offer detailed guidance on design decisions.
- Publication date:
- Edition description:
- New Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 7.22(w) x 9.92(h) x 0.52(d)
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Doing it Right from the Start: Successful Urban Plant Establishment.
What Went Wrong?
Think Like a Tree: A Rational Process for Successful Plant Establishment.
Back to Basics.
A Process of Plant Establishment.
Right Plant/Right Place/No Place.
Nature or Nurture.
Coming Full Circle.
Chapter 2. Site Assessment and Analysis: An Overview.
Decision Making Based on Site Assessment.
Chapter 3. Modification of Soils.
Background: Issues for Soil Modification.
Soils Under Pavements: Structural Soils.
Soil Volume Calculations.
Spatial Configuration of the Planting Area.
Surface Treatment over the Rooting Zone.
Ameliorating the Effects of Grade Changes.
Drainage Principles and Techniques.
Chapter 4. Plant Selection.
What Functions Do Plants Serve in the Urban Environment?
How Do We Begin Matching the Plant to the Site?
The Case for Visual Uniformity.
The Case for Species Diversity.
Recommended Groups of Visually Compatible Trees.
Selecting and Using a Plant Group.
Additional Recommended Tree Groups.
Chapter 5. Transplanting and Initial Care in the Landscape.
Plant Quality and Nursery Production Practices.
Methods of Production and Harvest.
Some Trees Are More Difficult to Transplant Successfully Than Others.
The Process of Handling and Storage.
Chapter 6. Site Preservation and Management.
Appendix I: Tree and Large Shrub Tolerance of Varying Soil Moisture, Soil pH, and Salt Conditions.
Appendix II: Model Soil Specifications.
Appendix III: Model Landscape/Planting Specification.
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