This book covers all aspects of planning, designing, establishing and managing 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 pathology. The first chaptes deal with the benefits and functions of urban forests and urban trees. But main emphasis is given to the establishment of trees for urban uses, including identification and selection of species, provenances and cultivars and to the management of urban forests and urban trees. The reader will also find a chapter dealing with Geographic Information Systems as a planning and management tool in this field and another one which is dedicated to the development of management methods that ensure optimal coordination between aesthetics, infrastructure and growth rates for street trees.
Virginia's state tree and state flower are one and the same: The American Dogwood -- but it is only one of many spectacular flora. highlights over 140 familiar species with intricate detailed illustrations. This lightweight pocket-sized, folding guide identifies familiar trees, shrubs and wildflowers. Created and printed in the USA, this guide was updated in 2012 with a new cover design and a back panel map featuring prominent state-wide botanical sanctuaries that will be appreciated by seasonal visitors to the state and year round residents. Laminated for durability, it is your perfect travel companion as you admire Virginia's beauty.
The "Land of Enchantment" lives up to its name during wildflower season. The state flower, the yucca, is one of thousands of species of plants growing in the diverse ecosystems found throughout the state. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species of trees, shrubs and wildflowers and also includes a map featuring prominent botanical sanctuaries. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.
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