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.
Growing Christmas trees is a great way to generate off-season farm income and make better use of your land. This Storey BasicsÂ® guide shows you exactly how to grow and sell your trees, from choosing the best site and preparing the soil to selecting the best tree species, planting seedlings, maintaining trees to market size, controlling weeds, dealing with disease and pests, marketing your trees, and generating additional income with wreaths and greens.
A handy, pocket-sized guide to the identification of New Zealand native trees. Condensed from Andrew Crowe's popular Which Native? series, this little book has been designed to fit into a pocket, day pack or bag. Full of essential information for quick accurate identification of native trees, this new mini guide is appealing and easy to use.
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