By Peter J. Trowbridge, Nina L. Bassuk
The complete guide to using plants in urban landscape design Trees in the Urban Landscape offers all the critical tools for successful planting in urban landscapes, from design conceptualization to daily maintenance. This is the perfect reference for addressing the complex issues involved in the greening of cities. More than 100 illustrations clearly exemplify essential concepts, and helpful case studies demonstrate real-world practice. Complete with important technical specifications in each chapter, this concise resource for solving everyday issues provides guidance and up-to-date material on: Identifying limitations and opportunities of landscapes Site assessment, soil remediation, and plant selection Installing and maintaining urban plants Soil texture, compaction, pH, and nutrients Spatial limitations, drainage, and existing vegetation Designing for biological diversity and visual similarity Trees in the Urban Landscapeis an essential volume for anyone working in landscape architecture, urban planning, urban design, and aboriculture, as well as students in these fields.