Healthy soil and other essential requirements are critical to the success of trees. Unfortunately they are often missing in the design concepts of contemporary urban landscapes.
This highly relevant book discusses guidance in policy decision-making, and studies the basic science of soil, trees, and soil condition analysis. The book contains illustrations and data in graphic form to provide guidance in the design of healthy soils and trees. Up By Roots is a manual for landscape architects, architects, arborists, and planners. In fact it is useful for anyone who is designing, specifying, installing and managing trees in the built environment.
The first part of the book 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.