Tree Roots in the Built Environment
Widespread concerns about the effects of trenching by the utility services, and especially the nationwide installation of cable communications, have revealed that knowledge of root form and function and of their responses to adversity lags behind our understanding of foliage and above-ground woody structures. Although resources allocated to root research worldwide have in recent years increased substantially, the relevance of this information to a wide range of practical problems has not been critically assessed or adequately communicated. This book provides a comprehensive and authoritative review of the many aspects of root biology, including assessments of the effects of roots on man-made structures and vice versa. It covers a broad range of practical issues, specifically written to meet the needs of the practitioners concerned with amenity trees.
Authors: John Roberts, Nick Jackson & Mark Smith