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Tree Roots in the Built Environment

  • Published: 14 June 2006
  • Site: Planning, building and the environment


This book provides a review of current research and knowledge on tree roots and their interaction with the built environment. The text provides the basic science of soils and root biology and highlights the ease with which trees can be damaged and killed by adversly affecting their rooting environment - an area so often ignored. Subsequent chapters explore how to enhance and protect the rooting environment and assesses the effects of roots on man made structures and vice versa. It covers a broad range of practical issues and will be a valuable reference for all those whose work is likely to affect or be affected by trees.




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