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Up by roots : healthy soils and trees in the built environment

Author: James Urban
Publisher: Champaign, Ill. : International Society of Arboriculture, ©2008.
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"Up By Roots is a manual for landscape architects, architects, urban foresters, and planners who are designing, specifying, installing and managing trees in the built environment. Part One discusses basic soil science and tree biology and their relationship to healthy trees. Part Two explains the process of planning and implementing landscape designs to ensure healthy trees that can improve the quality of places  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Urban, James.
Up by roots.
Champaign, Ill. : International Society of Arboriculture, ©2008
(OCoLC)742270839
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Urban
ISBN: 1881956652 9781881956655
OCLC Number: 232999740
Description: xv, 479 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: pt. 1: The science of trees and soils. Designing spaces for trees --
The physical properties of soil --
The biological properties of soil --
The chemical properties of soil --
Tree biology --
Urban soils --
Urban soil assessment --
pt. 2: Applying the science of trees and soils. Soils-based strategies. Principle 1: Plant the easy places first --
Principle 2 : Make larger planting spaces --
Principle 3 : Preserve and reuse existing soil resources --
Improve soil and drainage --
Tree-based strategies. Principle 5 : Respect the base of a tree --
Principle 6 : Make space for roots --
Principle 7 : Select the right tree --
Management-based strategies. Principle 8 : Establish reasonable tree and soil budgets --
Principle 9 : Create detailed tree and soil construction documents --
Principle 10 : Design for maintenance --
Glossary.
Responsibility: James Urban.

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"Up By Roots is a manual for landscape architects, architects, urban foresters, and planners who are designing, specifying, installing and managing trees in the built environment. Part One discusses basic soil science and tree biology and their relationship to healthy trees. Part Two explains the process of planning and implementing landscape designs to ensure healthy trees that can improve the quality of places where people live, work and play. The book contains numberous illustrtions and data in graphic form to provide guidance in the design of healthy soils and trees."--Pub. desc.

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