Tree Roots in the Built Environment
The Stationery Office, Jun 14, 2006 - Architecture - 488 pages
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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Soil Conditions and Roots
The Growth and Functions of Roots
Urban Soils for Amenity Trees
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Water Supply and Drought Amelioration
Coping with Soil Contamination
Protecting Trees During Excavation
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