Containing more than 225 illustrations, this is probably the first book to cover both scientific research on trees and tree surgery. It is an authoritative work, written by a man who has had a lifetime's experience of working with trees, and as such, the book will undoubtedly appeal to a wide-ranging readership.

Table of Contents


1. Trees in the History of Civilisation

2. A brief History of the Evolution of Trees

3. The Structure and Functions of Trees — A Brief Morphology and Physiology

3.1. The Trunk

3.2. The Tree Crown

3.3. The Roots — The "underground" Tree

3.4. Aging of Trees

4. Trees in their Environment

4.1. Basic Elements

4.1.1. Sunlight as the Source of Energy

4.1.2. Heat Economy (Budget)

4.1.3. Carbon Economy

4.1.4. Water Economy

4.1.5. Mineral Economy

4.1.6. Nitrogen Economy

4.1.7. Mechanical Factors of Environment

4.1.8. Interference of Ecological Factors

4.2. Phytocoenoses

4.3. Trees in the Landscape

4.3.1. Trees in Forests

4.3.2. Trees in Parks

4.3.3. Trees on Traffic Routes

4.4. Trees in the Town

4.4.1. The Ecological Situation

4.4.2. Trees in Physical Planning

4.4.3. Trees in Front Gardens

4.4.4. Roof Gardens

4.4.5. Trees for Visual Protection

4.4.6. Age Distribution of Trees

4.4.7. Domestic Versus Exotic Trees

5. The Contributions of Trees to the Ecosystem "Town"

5.1. Peculiarities of the Urban Climate

5.2. Effects of Trees

5.2.1. Reduction of Particulate Pollution

5.2.2. Reduction of Gaseous Pollution

5.2.3. Shelter Belts (Protective Plantation Screens)

5.2.4. Protection Against Radioactivity

5.2.5. Reduction of Temperature

5.2.6. Influence of Trees and Green Spaces on Urban Ventilation

5.2.7. Noise Reduction by T


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@qu:This undoubtedly is the best current European text on arboriculture. @source: Journal of Arboriculture