Trees in the Urban Landscape offers all the critical tools for successful planting in urban landscapes, from design conceptualisation 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 on:
- Identifying limitations and opportunities of landscapes
- Site assessment, soil remediation, and plant selection
- Installing and maintaining urban plants
- Soil texture, compaction, pH, and nutients
- Spatial limitations, drainage, and existing vegetation
- Designing for biological diversity and visual similarity
Trees in the Urban Landscape is an essential volume for anyone working in landscape architecture, urban planning, urban design, and arboriculture, as well as students in these fields.
Peter J Trowbridge, MLA, is Professor of Landscape Architecutre at Cornell University. He is a fellow of the ASLA, Chair of the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board, and has won numerous awards for his design work.
Nina L Bassuk PhD, is Professor of Horticulture and Program Leader of the Urban Horticulture Institute, Department of Horticulture, Cornell University.
Author: Peter J Trowbridge & Nina L Bassuk