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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138647282
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/27/2017
Pages: 574
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x (d)

About the Author

Francesco Ferrini is Dean of the School of Agriculture and Professor of Arboriculture at the University of Florence, Italy.

Cecil C. Konijnendijk van den Bosch is Professor of Urban Forestry at the University of British Columbia, Canada.

Alessio Fini is a researcher in the Department of Production and Agri-Environment at the University of Florence, Italy.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Urban Forestry

1. Introduction

Cecil C. Konijnendijk van den Bosch, Francesco Ferrini and Alessio Fini

2. The History of Trees in the City

Richard J. Hauer, Robert W. Miller, Les P. Werner and Cecil C. Konijnendijk van den Bosch

3. Measuring and Monitoring Urban Trees and Urban Forests

Justin Morgenroth and Johan Ӧstberg

Part 2: Roles and Benefits of Urban Forests and Urban Trees

4. Ecosystem Services

Cynnamon Dobbs, Maria Jose Martinez-Harms and Dave Kendal

5. Social Aspects of Urban Forestry and Metro Nature

Kathleen Wolf

6. Impacts of Urban Forests on Physical and Mental Health and Wellbeing

Matilda Annerstedt van den Bosch

7. Urban Forestry and Microclimate

Simone Orlandini, Jennifer Vanos, Andreas Matzarakis, Luciano Massetti and Martina Petralli

8. Urban Forestry and Pollution Mitigation

Arne Sæbø, Stanislaw W. Gawronski, Hans Martin Hanslin and Sara Janhäll

9. Urban Forests and Biodiversity

Emilio Padoa-Schioppa and Claudia Canedoli

10. Urban Forest Benefits in Developing and Industrializing Countries

Fabio Salbitano, Simone Borelli, Michela Conigliaro, Noor Azlin Yahya, Giovanni Sanesi, Yujuan Chen and German Tovar

11. Assessing the Benefits and Economic Values of Trees

David J. Nowak

12. Disservices of Urban Trees

Jari Lyytimäki

Part 3: Urban Forest Landscapes: A Strategic Perspective

13. Strategic Green Infrastructure Planning and Urban Forestry

Raffaele Lafortezza, Stephan Pauleit, Rieke Hansen, Giovanni Sanesi and Clive Davies

14. A Landscape and Urbanism Perspective on Urban Forestry

Alan Simson

15. Urban Forest Governance and Community Engagement

Stephen R. J. Sheppard, Cecil Konijnendijk van den Bosch, Owen Croy, Ana Macias and Sara Barron

Part 4: Trees in the Urban Environment

16. Urban Tree Physiology: Methods and Tools

Carlo Calfapietra, Gabriele Guidolotti, Galina Churkina and Ruediger Grote

17. Abiotic Stress

Glynn Percival

18. Biotic Factors: Pests and Diseases

Michael Raupp and Paolo Gonthier

19. Constraints to Urban Trees and their Remedies in the Built Environment

C.Y. Jim

Part 5: Planting Sites: Analysis and Modification

20. Site Assessment: The Key to Sustainable Urban Landscape Establishment

Nina Bassuk

21. Improving Soil Quality for Urban Forests

Susan D. Day and J. Roger Harris

22. Design Options to Integrate Urban Tree Root Zones and Pavement Support within a Shared Soil Volume

Jason Grabosky and Nina Bassuk

Part 6: Selection of Planting Material, Planting Techniques and Establishment

23. Criteria in the Selection of Urban Trees for Temperate Urban Environments

Henrik Sjöman, Andrew Hirons and Johanna Deak Sjöman

24. Selecting Nursery Products

Daniel K. Struve

25. Planting Techniques

Andrew K. Koeser and Robert J. Northrop

26. Navigating the Establishment Period: A Critical Period for New Trees

J. Roger Harris and Susan D. Day

Part 7: Managing Urban Forests and Urban Trees

27. Pruning

Brian Kane

28. Irrigation of Urban Trees

Alessio Fini and Cecilia Brunetti

29. Fertilization in Urban Landscape

Cecilia Brunetti and Alessio Fini

30. Tree Biomechanics

Frank W. Telewski and Karl J. Niklas

31. Tree Risk Assessment

E. Thomas Smiley, Nelda P. Matheny and Sharon J. Lilly

32. Tools for Tree Risk Assessment

Steffen Rust and Philip van Wassenaer

33. Management and Conservation of Ancient and Other Veteran Trees

Neville Fay and Jill Butler

34. Urban Woodlands and their Management

Peter N. Duinker, Susanna Lehvävirta, Anders Busse Nielsen and Sydney Toni

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