Tree Roots in the Built Environment

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The Stationery Office, Jun 14, 2006 - Architecture - 488 pages
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This publication sets out a comprehensive review of tree root biology and covers a broad range of practical issues that need to be considered in order to grow trees successfully in our towns and cities and to realise the significant benefits they provide in built environments. Topics covered include: soil condition and roots; improving tree root growth in urban soils; water supply and drought amelioration for amenity trees; coping with soil contamination; protecting trees during excavation and good trenching practice; control of damage to tree roots on construction sites; tree root damage to buildings and pavements, sewers, drains and pipes; research needs and sustainability issues.
  

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Contents

Acknowledgements
1
Soil Conditions and Roots
14
The Growth and Functions of Roots
40
Urban Soils for Amenity Trees
76
Establishment of Young Trees 12 3
123
Water Supply and Drought Amelioration
181
Coping with Soil Contamination
209
Protecting Trees During Excavation
242
Causes and Control of Damage to Tree Roots
281
Tree Root Damage to Buildings
319
Tree Root Damage to Pavements and LowRise
369
Tree Root Damage to Sewers Drains and Pipes
395
Research Needs and Sustainability
416
Glossary
456
Index
467
Copyright

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