Tree Ecology and Preservation

Tree Ecology and Preservation

1st Edition - January 1, 1980

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  • Author: A. Bernatzky
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444599384

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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

  • Preface

    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 Trees and Shrubs

    5.2.8. Oxygen Release by Trees in Towns and Forests

    5.3. Effects of Trees on Physical and Mental Health

    6. General Phytopathology

    7. Tree Preservation

    7.1. Why Trees Die

    7.2. Standards of Tree Maintenance

    7.2.1. Pruning of Trees

    7.3. Peeling Bark

    7.4. Bridging of Trunk Wounds

    7.5. Bracing

    7.6. Frost Cracks

    7.7. Cabling

    7.8. Cavity Treatment

    Cleaning the Cavities


    Reinforcement of Cavity-Weakened Trees

    Filling up a Cavity or Not?

    Open Cavities

    Filling of Cavities

    The Use of Polyurethane for Filling of Cavities

    False Fillings

    Supporting Structures

    Tools and Equipment for Tree Surgery

    7.9. Protecting Trees Against Damage from Construction Work

    7.9.1. Filling up the Root Areas of Trees

    7.9.2. Soil Removal

    7.9.3. Measures in the Root Zone of Trees

    7.9.4. Lowering of Ground Water

    7.9.5. Isolating of Single Trees

    7.9.6. Overhead Wires

    7.9.7. Measures to Protect Trees on Building Sites

    7.9.8. Trees on Parking Areas

    8. Tree Planting and Inspection

    8.1. Technique of Tree Planting

    8.2. Transplanting Large Trees

    8.2.1. Aftercare Following Transplanting

    8.3. Anchoring of Trees

    8.4. Inspection and Estimation of Trees

    9. Tree Nutrition

    9.1. Fertilizing

    9.2. Ground Feeding

    9.3. Foliar Feeding

    9.4. Soil Improving Agents

    10. The Use of False-Colour Infrared Photographs in Remote Sensing to Check the Health of Tree Populations

    10.1. What will be Observed on the IR Picture?

    10.2. Advantages of False Colour IR Photographs

    10.3. When to Take Aerial Pictures

    10.4. Interpretation of the Photographs

    10.5. Drawing up a Tree Register

    10.6. Costs of Picture Flights

    10.7. Infrared Thermography

    10.8. Summary

    11. Control of Pests and Diseases

    11.1. Chemical Pest Control

    11.2. Biological Pest Control

    11.3. Microbiological Pest Control

    11.4. Autocidal Control (Self-Annihilation)

    11.5. Integrated Pest Control

    12. Evaluation of Trees

    12.1. The Individual Factors

    12.2. Calculation of Partial Losses



Product details

  • No. of pages: 366
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 1980
  • Published: January 1, 1980
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444599384

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A. Bernatzky

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