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Routledge Handbook of Urban Forestry


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Part 1: Urban Forestry

1. Introduction Cecil C. Konijnendijk van den Bosch, Francesco Ferrini and Alessio Fini 2. The History of Trees in the City Richard J. Hauer, Robert W. Miller, Les P. Werner and Cecil C. Konijnendijk van den Bosch 3. Measuring and Monitoring Urban Trees and Urban Forests Justin Morgenroth and Johan stberg Part 2: Roles and Benefits of Urban Forests and Urban Trees 4. Ecosystem Services Cynnamon Dobbs, Maria Jose Martinez-Harms and Dave Kendal 5. Social Aspects of Urban Forestry and Metro Nature Kathleen Wolf 6. Impacts of Urban Forests on Physical and Mental Health and Wellbeing Matilda Annerstedt van den Bosch 7. Urban Forestry and Microclimate Simone Orlandini, Jennifer Vanos, Andreas Matzarakis, Luciano Massetti and Martina Petralli 8. Urban Forestry and Pollution Mitigation Arne Saebo, Stanislaw W. Gawronski, Hans Martin Hanslin and Sara Janhall 9. Urban Forests and Biodiversity Emilio Padoa-Schioppa and Claudia Canedoli 10. Urban Forest Benefits in Developing and Industrializing Countries Fabio Salbitano, Simone Borelli, Michela Conigliaro, Noor Azlin Yahya, Giovanni Sanesi, Yujuan Chen and German Tovar 11. Assessing the Benefits and Economic Values of Trees David J. Nowak 12. Disservices of Urban Trees Jari Lyytimaki Part 3: Urban Forest Landscapes: A Strategic Perspective 13. Strategic Green Infrastructure Planning and Urban Forestry Raffaele Lafortezza, Stephan Pauleit, Rieke Hansen, Giovanni Sanesi and Clive Davies 14. A Landscape and Urbanism Perspective on Urban Forestry Alan Simson 15. Urban Forest Governance and Community Engagement Stephen R. J. Sheppard, Cecil Konijnendijk van den Bosch, Owen Croy, Ana Macias and Sara Barron Part 4: Trees in the Urban Environment 16. Urban Tree Physiology: Methods and Tools Carlo Calfapietra, Gabriele Guidolotti, Galina Churkina and Ruediger Grote 17. Abiotic Stress Glynn Percival 18. Biotic Factors: Pests and Diseases Michael Raupp and Paolo Gonthier 19. Constraints to Urban Trees and their Remedies in the Built Environment C.Y. Jim Part 5: Planting Sites: Analysis and Modification 20. Site Assessment: The Key to Sustainable Urban Landscape Establishment Nina Bassuk 21. Improving Soil Quality for Urban Forests Susan D. Day and J. Roger Harris 22. Design Options to Integrate Urban Tree Root Zones and Pavement Support within a Shared Soil Volume Jason Grabosky and Nina Bassuk Part 6: Selection of Planting Material, Planting Techniques and Establishment 23. Criteria in the Selection of Urban Trees for Temperate Urban Environments Henrik Sjoeman, Andrew Hirons and Johanna Deak Sjoeman 24. Selecting Nursery Products Daniel K. Struve 25. Planting Techniques Andrew K. Koeser and Robert J. Northrop 26. Navigating the Establishment Period: A Critical Period for New Trees J. Roger Harris and Susan D. Day Part 7: Managing Urban Forests and Urban Trees 27. Pruning Brian Kane 28. Irrigation of Urban Trees Alessio Fini and Cecilia Brunetti 29. Fertilization in Urban Landscape Cecilia Brunetti and Alessio Fini 30. Tree Biomechanics Frank W. Telewski and Karl J. Niklas 31. Tree Risk Assessment E. Thomas Smiley, Nelda P. Matheny and Sharon J. Lilly 32. Tools for Tree Risk Assessment Steffen Rust and Philip van Wassenaer 33. Management and Conservation of Ancient and Other Veteran Trees Neville Fay and Jill Butler 34. Urban Woodlands and their Management Peter N. Duinker, Susanna Lehvavirta, Anders Busse Nielsen and Sydney Toni

About the Author

Francesco Ferrini is Dean of the School of Agriculture and Professor of Arboriculture at the University of Florence, Italy. Cecil C. Konijnendijk van den Bosch is Professor of Urban Forestry at the University of British Columbia, Canada. Alessio Fini is a researcher in the Department of Production and Agri-Environment at the University of Florence, Italy.


"Nearly every topic I wanted to know about was covered in one of the 34 chapters written by more than 70 contributors... this is an excellent book to dip into." - Peter Thomas, in British Ecological Society Bulletin (December 2017)

"This comprehensive handbook provides a global overview of the state of the art and science of urban forestry ... By drawing upon international state-of-art knowledge on arboriculture and urban forestry, Routledge Handbook of
Urban Forestry
provides a definitive overview of the field and is an essential reference text for students, researchers
and practitioners." - The Forestry Chronicle (2017)

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