Applied Tree Biology

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Applied Tree Biology Author: Format: Paperback First Published: Published By: Wiley-Blackwell Pages: 432 ISBN: 9781118296400 Categories: , Tag:

Many arborists learn tree work practices without fully understanding the biological and physiological principles behind them. However, outcomes for the health and longevity of trees are greatly improved when an arborist understands the science behind the care of tree root systems and crowns. In Applied Tree Biology, Drs. Hirons and Thomas draw upon their decades of experience in the laboratory, classroom, and the field – as well as the expertise of distinguished contributors to this volume – to provide those responsible for tree care with the scientific information that informs best practices for planting, pruning, soil decompaction, irrigation, and much more.
Applied Tree Biology is an indispensable source of practical, succinct information on tree biology, physiology, and ecology for professionals and interested amateurs involved with the care of trees. Arborists, foresters, and horticulturists at all stages of their careers will find this text particularly useful.

Authors
Andrew D. Hirons is a Senior Lecturer in Arboriculture at Myerscough College, UK. He has international experience as a climbing arborist and a plant health care practitioner. As well as lecturing on a range of arboricultural courses he is also actively involved in research. His current research activity is motivated by the need to create resilience in our urban forests, and is focused on using plant traits to inform species selection for urban environments.

Peter A. Thomas is a Reader in Plant Ecology at Keele University, UK. He has more than 30 years of experience in ecological aspects of trees and forests in the UK, Europe, North & Central America, Africa, Russia, Asia and Australasia. He is the author of several books including Trees: their natural history, now in it’s second edition and widely used as an introductory text for students, and co-author of Ecology of Woodlands and Forests.

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"Overall this is very well written and beautifully presented book on applied tree biology that completely meets its declared objectives and is an excellent resource for all those engaged in the care and management of amenity trees, parks and other urban landscapes. It also fills an important and neglected niche in the scientific literature and so it is highly recommended reading for all interested in the management of trees - especially urban trees." - Prof RRB Leakey, Forest Trees and Livelihood, March 2018 "This is an ambitious book that bridges the gap between basic plant biology and practical arboriculture. Books have attempted this before but not in such a comprehensive way. Arborists, in common with other professions, sometimes too easily accept and follow practices based on unquestioning assumption rather than evidence. This book will help ground modern arboriculture in sound science."- The Plantsman, June 2018

Author Biography

ANDREW D. HIRONS is a Senior Lecturer in Arboriculture at University Centre Myerscough, UK. He has international experience as a climbing arborist and a plant health care practitioner. As well as lecturing on a range of arboricultural courses he is also actively involved in research. His current research activity is motivated by the need to create resilience in our urban forests, and is focused on using plant traits to inform species selection for urban environments. PETER A. THOMAS is a Reader in Plant Ecology at Keele University, UK. He has more than 30 years of experience in ecological aspects of trees and forests in the UK, Europe, North & Central America, Africa, Russia, Asia and Australasia.