Up by Roots


Up by Roots Author: Format: Paperback First Published: Published By: International Society of Arboriculture
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Pages: 479 Illustrations and other contents: glossary, index, conversion chart ISBN: 9781881956655 Category:

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.

Weight1.8 kg



Author Biography

James Urban, FASLA is well known for his skills in the areas of urban arboriculture and soils, including the preservation and installation of trees in the urban environment and the specification and installation of specialized planting soils for roof gardens, urban landscape plantings, and rain water management. He has written and lectured extensively on the subjects of soil and urban tree planting and has been responsible for the introduction of many innovations and current standards relating to urban tree plantings and soil specifications. His most recent book, Up by Roots, was published by the International Society of Arboriculture.