Urban Forests and Trees

Urban Forests and Trees Author Cecil C. Konijnendijk
ISBN-10 354025126X
Release 2005-05-20
Pages 520
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This book covers all aspects of planning, designing, establishing and managing forests and trees and forests in and near urban areas. The disciplinary background of the authors is varied, ranging from forestry and horticulture to landscape ecology, landscape architecture and even plant pathology. The first chapters in the first part of the book deal with the concept, history, chapter deal with the form, function and benefits and functions of urban forests and urban trees. , after which These are followed by second part the chapters in the second partthat focus on the more strategic aspects of accommodating the demands of the urban population, including policies, design, public participation and partnerships. In the third part the reader will find chapters on . But main emphasis is given to the establishment and selection of trees for urban uses, as well as information on growing conditions specific for urban areas. Part four deals with the management of urban forests and trees, including the use of information in management and a chapter on an overview of arboricultural practices. TFinally the book concludes with three chapters that providinge an overview of research and education in the field as well as shed someding light on the future perspectives for planning and managing urban forests and trees.

Urban Forests Trees and Greenspace

Urban Forests  Trees  and Greenspace Author L. Anders Sandberg
ISBN-10 9781134687633
Release 2014-07-25
Pages 350
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Urban forests, trees and greenspace are critical in contemporary planning and development of the city. Their study is not only a question of the growth and conservation of green spaces, but also has social, cultural and psychological dimensions. This book brings a perspective of political ecology to the complexities of urban trees and forests through three themes: human agency in urban forests and greenspace; arboreal and greenspace agency in the urban landscape; and actions and interventions in the urban forest. Contributors include leading authorities from North America and Europe from a range of disciplines, including forestry, ecology, geography, landscape design, municipal planning, environmental policy and environmental history.

Urban Forests

Urban Forests Author J. Blum
ISBN-10 9781771884266
Release 2016-07-06
Pages 316
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This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. This new research compendium focuses on urban forestry research and management, while also considering the sociological and community aspects. The book looks at the benefits of urban forests with respect to urban sustainability and human health; issues related to expanding the urban tree canopy; managing urban forests in a community context; and improving our understanding of urban forests through research and practice.

Old Growth Urban Forests

Old Growth Urban Forests Author Robert E. Loeb
ISBN-10 9781461405832
Release 2011-08-26
Pages 78
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Millions of urbanites never see primeval forests during their lives except for the old growth forests found in urban parks. Unfortunately, these forests are on the verge of disappearing because arboreal reproduction is lost to human trampling and park administrators and urban foresters do not maintain these “natural” forests. To aid urban foresters and park managers in meeting the challenges, research on old growth forests in urban parks is synthesized in terms of historical ecology to introduce the methods utilized to reveal long-term forest composition changes. The case study of three stands in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA relates pre-chestnut blight tree species densities and post-chestnut blight arboreal changes to fire and visitor trampling. The information gained on how urban old growth forests have developed and changed is used to develop restoration ecology based frameworks to restore species composition and address challenges to forest survival including invasive species.

Urban Forestry in the Nordic and the Baltic Countries

Urban Forestry in the Nordic and the Baltic Countries Author
ISBN-10 MINN:31951D01940924I
Release 2001
Pages 78
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Ecology Planning and Management of Urban Forests

Ecology  Planning  and Management of Urban Forests Author Margaret M. Carreiro
ISBN-10 9780387714257
Release 2007-10-31
Pages 468
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Trees and vegetation in cities aren’t just there to make the place look pretty. They have an important ecological function. This book contains studies and perspectives on urban forests from a broad array of basic and applied scientific disciplines including ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, landscape ecology, plant community ecology, geography, and social science. The book includes contributions from experts around the world, allowing the reader to evaluate methods and management that are appropriate for particular geographic, environmental, and socio-political contexts.

The World s Urban Forests

The World   s Urban Forests Author Joe R. McBride
ISBN-10 9783319521084
Release 2017-02-07
Pages 266
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The purpose of this book is to examine urban forests in cities around the world. It will ask questions about the history, composition, structure, and management of trees in urban areas. Data for this book was collected in 33 cities across broad geographical areas known as biomes. Constraints and opportunities imposed on urban forest composition, design, and management by the ecological characteristics of these biomes will be examined. The book will also address the cultural and historical factors that influenced the characteristics of urban forests around the world.

Urban Forests

Urban Forests Author
ISBN-10 MINN:31951P00651650Z
Release 1994
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Urban Forestry

Urban Forestry Author
ISBN-10 MINN:31951D01192828U
Release 1988
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Urban Forests

Urban Forests Author Jill Jonnes
ISBN-10 9781101632130
Release 2016-09-27
Pages 416
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“Far-ranging and deeply researched, Urban Forests reveals the beauty and significance of the trees around us.” —Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sixth Extinction “Jonnes extols the many contributions that trees make to city life and celebrates the men and women who stood up for America’s city trees over the past two centuries. . . . An authoritative account.” —Gerard Helferich, The Wall Street Journal “We all know that trees can make streets look prettier. But in her new book Urban Forests, Jill Jonnes explains how they make them safer as well.” —Sara Begley, Time Magazine A celebration of urban trees and the Americans—presidents, plant explorers, visionaries, citizen activists, scientists, nurserymen, and tree nerds—whose arboreal passions have shaped and ornamented the nation’s cities, from Jefferson’s day to the present As nature’s largest and longest-lived creations, trees play an extraordinarily important role in our cities; they are living landmarks that define space, cool the air, soothe our psyches, and connect us to nature and our past. Today, four-fifths of Americans live in or near urban areas, surrounded by millions of trees of hundreds of different species. Despite their ubiquity and familiarity, most of us take trees for granted and know little of their fascinating natural history or remarkable civic virtues. Jill Jonnes’s Urban Forests tells the captivating stories of the founding mothers and fathers of urban forestry, in addition to those arboreal advocates presently using the latest technologies to illuminate the value of trees to public health and to our urban infrastructure. The book examines such questions as the character of American urban forests and the effect that tree-rich landscaping might have on commerce, crime, and human well-being. For amateur botanists, urbanists, environmentalists, and policymakers, Urban Forests will be a revelation of one of the greatest, most productive, and most beautiful of our natural resources.


Bald Author Kelly Weinersmith
ISBN-10 9783446257825
Release 2017-10-17
Pages 480
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Zach Weinersmith ist mit seinem Blog „Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal“ einer der großen Pop-Science-Cartoonisten im Netz. Jetzt haben er und seine Frau Kelly ein Buch über zehn vielversprechende Zukunftstechnologien geschrieben, die unsere Welt schon bald zu einem besseren Ort machen könnten ... wenn alles gut geht. Wieso Häuser bauen, wenn man sie auch drucken könnte? Warum holen wir unsere Rohstoffe nicht einfach vom nächstgelegenen Asteroiden? Und wäre ein Lift ins All nicht praktisch? Klingt verrückt, aber wir leben in einer Zeit, in der all das Realität werden könnte – BALD! Geniale, faszinierende und hochkomische Lektüre für alle, die wissen möchten, was die Zukunft an Großartigem bringt.


Bald Author Kelly Weinersmith
ISBN-10 3446256768
Release 2017-10
Pages 480
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Bald has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Bald also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Bald book for free.

Toronto s Ravines and Urban Forests

Toronto s Ravines and Urban Forests Author Jason Ramsay-Brown
ISBN-10 9781459408753
Release 2015-06-08
Pages 192
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Ravines are one of the wonders of Toronto. Cutting deep through the city, they are islands of natural heritage. While the city carries on above them and inevitably has its impact, the ravines still offer surprising ecological diversity. And they have much to tell about Toronto's history. Jason Ramsay-Brown has had a lifelong fascination with ravines, and he has spent years exploring them and discovering their little-known history. For the past 15 years he has explored more than 100 of these ravines, and hundreds of kilometres of trails weaving in and out of them. In this book he shares his knowledge so that Torontonians and visitors alike can better appreciate their ravine heritage. Among the 30 ravines across the city featured in this book are: Gates Gully in the Scarborough Bluffs area, a crossroads of natural heritage and local historyGlendon Forest, with a beautiful old-growth forest area at risk because of the impact of visitation on highly environmentally sensitive areasTaylor Creek Park in the East York area, an example of the city's sewershed and the value of wetlandsPassmore Forest and L'Amoreaux Park North and its 600-year-old Alexandra aboriginal site where 800 Huron-Wendat people livedRouge Park on the city's eastern edge, and the story of a proposed urban national park With extensive visuals illustrating the text, this is a book which will inform and surprise every Torontonian, and which will allow visitors an easy path to discover the riches of the city's ravines and forests.

The Urban Forest

The Urban Forest Author Gene W. Grey
ISBN-10 0471122750
Release 1996
Pages 156
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The challenge of comprehensive urban forest management is to recognize the complexity of the problem, implementing and operating a system which meets the needs of trees and related organisms, as well as structures and people. This superlative guide expands on five basic themes: consideration of the entire urban forestry environment, the essential elements of comprehensive management, recognition of the needs of the total urban forest, application of appropriate direct and indirect controls, and the recognition that management requirements are interrelated and all operations must be consistent with long-range objectives.

Wild Urban Woodlands

Wild Urban Woodlands Author Ingo Kowarik
ISBN-10 3540268596
Release 2005-12-05
Pages 300
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This book provides a first overview of the phemonemon of post-industrial urban wilderness: urban landscapes once shaped by heavy industry that are being re-colonized naturally by forests. These new types of urban woodlands are often overlooked by ecologists, foresters and planners. Individual chapters consider urban woodlands from the perspectives of ecology, environmental sociology, forestry, nature conservation and landscape architecture.

The Urban Forest

The Urban Forest Author David Pearlmutter
ISBN-10 9783319502809
Release 2017-02-27
Pages 351
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This book focuses on urban "green infrastructure" – the interconnected web of vegetated spaces like street trees, parks and peri-urban forests that provide essential ecosystem services in cities. The green infrastructure approach embodies the idea that these services, such as storm-water runoff control, pollutant filtration and amenities for outdoor recreation, are just as vital for a modern city as those provided by any other type of infrastructure. Ensuring that these ecosystem services are indeed delivered in an equitable and sustainable way requires knowledge of the physical attributes of trees and urban green spaces, tools for coping with the complex social and cultural dynamics, and an understanding of how these factors can be integrated in better governance practices. By conveying the findings and recommendations of COST Action FP1204 GreenInUrbs, this volume summarizes the collaborative efforts of researchers and practitioners from across Europe to address these challenges.

Routledge Handbook of Urban Forestry

Routledge Handbook of Urban Forestry Author Francesco Ferrini
ISBN-10 9781317237037
Release 2017-03-31
Pages 574
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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.