Constraints to urban trees and their remedies in the built environment

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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. Copyright © 2017 Francesco Ferrini, Cecil C. Konijnendijk van den Bosch and Alessio Fini, selection and editorial material; individual chapters, the contributors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge handbook of urban forestry
EditorsFrancesco FERRINI, Cecil C. Konijnendijk VAN DEN BOSCH, Alessio FINI
Place of PublicationLondon
ISBN (Electronic)9781315627106, 9781317237037
ISBN (Print)9781138647282
Publication statusPublished - 2017


Jim, C. Y. (2017). Constraints to urban trees and their remedies in the built environment. In F. Ferrini, C. C. K. van den Bosch, & A. Fini (Eds.), Routledge handbook of urban forestry (pp. 273-290). London: Routledge.


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