Oaks in the Urban Landscape

Selection, Care, and Preservation


Author: Laurence Raleigh Costello,Bruce W. Hagen,Katherine S. Jones

Publisher: UCANR Publications

ISBN: 1601076800

Category: Architecture

Page: 265

View: 9050

This publication offers a comprehensive look at the management of oaks in urban areas. As development moves into oak woodland areas, more and more oaks are becoming "urban" oaks. Oaks are highly valued in urban areas for their aesthetic, environmental, economic and cultural benefits. However, significant impacts to the health and structural stability of oaks have resulted from urban encroachment. Changes in environment, incompatible cultural practices, and pest problems can all lead to the early demise of our stately oaks. Using this book you'll learn how to effectively manage and protect oaks in urban areas - existing oaks as well as the planting of new oaks. Three key areas are addressed: selection, care, and preservation. You'll learn how cultural practices, pest management, risk management, preservation during development, and genetic diversity can all play a role in preserving urban oaks. Arborists, urban foresters, landscape architects, planners and designers, golf course superintendents, academics, and Master Gardeners alike will find this to be an invaluable reference guide.

California Master Gardener Handbook, 2nd Edition


Author: Dennis Pittenger

Publisher: UCANR Publications

ISBN: 1601078579

Category: Gardening

Page: 702

View: 901

Since it was first published in 2002, the California Master Gardener Handbook has been the definitive guide to best practices and advice for gardeners throughout the West. Now the much-anticipated 2nd Edition to the Handbook is here—completely redesigned, with updated tables, graphics, and color photos throughout. Whether you're a beginner double digging your first bed or a University of California Master Gardener, this handbook will be your go-to source for the practical, science-based information you need to sustainably maintain your landscape and garden and become an effective problem solver. Chapters cover soil, fertilizer, and water management, plant propagation, plant physiology; weeds and pests; home vegetable gardening; specific garden crops including grapes, berries temperate fruits and nuts, citrus, and avocados. Also included is information on lawns, woody landscape plants, and landscape design. New to the 2nd Edition is information on invasive plants and principles of designing and maintaining landscapes for fire protection. Inside are updates to the technical information found in each chapter, reorganization of information for better ease of use, and new content on important emerging topics. Useful conversions for many units of measure found in the Handbook or needed in caring for gardens and landscapes are located in Appendix A. A glossary of important technical terms used and an extensive index round out the book.

Abiotic Disorders of Landscape Plants

A Diagnostic Guide


Author: Laurence Raleigh Costello

Publisher: UCANR Publications

ISBN: 1879906589

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 242

View: 8074

This manual contains a wealth of information to help you diagnose abiotic disorders in landscape plants – disorders caused by environmental, physiological or other nonbiological factors. You’ll learn how to diagnose injury symptoms from over 20 different abiotic agents including water deficit, nutrient deficiencies, salinity, pH, sunburn, air pollution, herbicide and other chemical phytotoxicities, mechanical injuries, lightning, wind, and hail. You’ll also learn how to develop a step-by-step diagnostic strategy. Included are strategies, techniques, and tools you can use in diagnosing plant problems, common injury symptoms and their abiotic causes, and plant traits that can resemble abiotic disorders. Illustrated with 319 color photographs and 38 tables, this book is a "must-have" for the library of every landscape professional.

Urban Forests and Trees

A Reference Book


Author: Cecil C. Konijnendijk,Kjell Nilsson,Thomas B. Randrup,Jasper Schipperijn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540251262

Category: Architecture

Page: 520

View: 4927

This multidisciplinary book covers all aspects of planning, designing, establishing and managing forests and trees and forests in and near urban areas, with chapters by experts in forestry, horticulture, landscape ecology, landscape architecture and even plant pathology. Beginning with historical and conceptual basics, the coverage includes policy, design, implementation and management of forestry for urban populations.

The Informed Gardener Blooms Again


Author: Linda K. Chalker-Scott

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 029580033X

Category: Gardening

Page: 248

View: 1513

The Informed Gardener Blooms Again picks up where The Informed Gardener left off, using scientific literature to debunk a new set of common gardening myths. Once again, Linda Chalker-Scott investigates the science behind each myth, reminding us that urban and suburban landscapes are ecosystems requiring their own particular set of management practices. The Informed Gardener Blooms Again provides answers to questions such as: Does using drought-tolerant plants reduce water consumption? Is it more effective to spray fertilizers on the leaves of trees and shrubs than to apply it to the soil? Will cedar wood chips kill landscape plants? Should I use ladybugs in my garden as a form of pest control? Does aerobically brewed compost tea suppress disease? Every year Chalker-Scott receives hundreds of e-mails from around the world on these and related topics. Her advice, based on more than twenty years of experience in the field of plant physiology, has helped home gardeners, landscape architects, and nursery and landscape professionals to develop scientifically based sustainable landscaping practices. Watch the book trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWrk2894iyA

Landscape Architectural Graphic Standards


Author: Leonard J. Hopper

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470067977

Category: Architecture

Page: 566

View: 5679

Landscape Architectural Graphic Standards is an entirely new, definitive reference work for everyone involved with landscape architecture, design, and construction. Based on the 70-year success of Architectural Graphic Standards, this new book is destined to become the?bible? for the landscape field.

Up by roots

healthy soils and trees in the built environment


Author: James Urban

Publisher: N.A


Category: Architecture

Page: 479

View: 3805

Tree planting


Author: Gary Watson,Eugene Bryson Himelick,International Society of Arboriculture

Publisher: Intl Society of Arboriculture


Category: Gardening

Page: 41

View: 4529

Soil Design Protocols for Landscape Architects and Contractors


Author: Timothy A. Craul,Phillip J. Craul

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471721079

Category: Architecture

Page: 352

View: 4391

Real-world guidance to ensuring the longevity of soil used in landscape projects Natural soils are very fragile, and changing the use or design of a landscape increases the number of environmental variables that contend with the planting soil. Not all projects require a soil consultant, but the success and longevity of a landscape project requires that landscape architects and contractors be capable of developing and installing suitable planting soils. Now, in one convenient reference, Soil Design Protocols for Landscape Architects and Contractors provides step-by-step, technical skill sets for implementing productive planting soils for a variety of projects. Drawing on a wealth of experience in soils, forestry, micrometeorology, geomorphology, and agronomy, this book's authorial team presents: * A succinct introduction to the physical and chemical properties that pertain to all planting soils * Informative descriptions of how a project evolves from site investigation to construction administration * Quick, easy-to-read procedures organized in the standard landscape architect stages of a project * Step-by-step templates to use from a project's inception to completion * The latest material on such specialized design elements as rooftops, intensely designed elements, and treatment wetlands, as well as pervious poured concrete, pervious pavers, and the supporting soil

Urban watershed forestry manual

Part 3: Urban tree planting guide


Author: Karen Cappiella,Thomas R. Schueler,Jennifer Tomlinson,Tiffany Wright,United States. Dept. of Agriculture,United States. State and Private Forestry. Northeastern Area,Center for Watershed Protection,Chesapeake Bay Program (U.S.)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nature

Page: 113

View: 6040

Tolkien Studies


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

View: 3650

Cities Farming for the Future

Urban Agriculture for Green and Productive Cities


Author: International Development Research Centre (Canada)

Publisher: Ruaf Foundation


Category: Agriculture

Page: 459

View: 501