Trees in the City

Trees in the City

Habitat: a Series of Texts on All Aspects of Human Settlements

1st Edition - January 1, 1977

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  • Authors: Ira Bruce Nadel, Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, Lesley R. Bohm
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483157009

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Trees in the City provides an introduction to the process of humanizing the cityscape and guide to planting trees in city conditions. This book focuses on four basic concepts. First, trees play an essential role in human's urban life. Second, people must become aware of the environmental, esthetic, social, and political importance of trees. Third, trees need to be integrated with the pattern and function of urban activity. Finally, the design, placement, and maintenance of trees on city streets are the responsibility of everyone in the community. The topics discussed include a short history of trees in the city; environmental and esthetic relation of trees, human, and the city; tree choices and features; and designing a city street—models, problems, and matrixes. This publication is beneficial to landscape architects and individuals interested in tree planting in urban areas.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction

    I. Trees in the City - A Short History

    II. Trees, Man and the City - The Environmental Relation

    II. Trees, Man and the City - The Aesthetic Relation

    IV. The Trees of the City

    1. Tree Choices

    2. Tree Features

    3. Planting a Tree in the City

    V. Designing a City Street - Models, Problems, Matrixes

    1. Assessing a City Tree

    2. Tree Identification

    3. Designing a City Street

    4. Problems in Urban Design

    5. Planting a Tree



    A. How to Identify a Tree

    B. Collecting and Mounting Specimens


Product details

  • No. of pages: 102
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1977
  • Published: January 1, 1977
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483157009

About the Authors

Ira Bruce Nadel

Cornelia Hahn Oberlander

Lesley R. Bohm

About the Editors

Ira B. Nadel

Cornelia H. Oberlander

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