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Shading Our Cities: A Resource Guide for Urban and Community Forests

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Shading Our Cities is a handbook to help neighborhood groups, local officials, and city planners develop urban forestry projects, not only to beautify their cities, but also to reduce energy demand, improve air quality, protect water supplies, and contribute to healthier living conditions.

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A sound overview of urban forestry with case studies of many cities. Accessible to the lay reader. Cloth edition (unseen), $24.95.
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Synopsis:

A sound overview of urban forestry with case studies of many cities. Accessible to the lay reader. Cloth edition (unseen), $24.95. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

About the Author

Gary Moll was vice-president and director of programs and urban forestry at the American Forestry Association.

Sara Ebenreck, former executive editor of American Land Forum  is a Maryland writer, editor, and teacher.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgements

 

Introduction

 

PART I. Urban Forests: An Overview

Chapter 1. Needed: A New Vision for Our Communities

Chapter 2. In Search of an Ecological Urban Landscape

Chapter 3. Tough Trees for America's City Forests

Chapter 4. The History of Trees in the City

Chapter 5. City Tree Care Programs: A Status Report

 

PART II. Urban Forests: The Values

Chapter 6. The Values of Trees

Chapter 7. The Imperative Forest

Chapter 8. Who Owns the Trees?

 

PART III. What Makes a Tree?

Chapter 9. Journey to the Center of a Tree

Chapter 10. The Forest Underground

 

PART IV. Planning for Trees

Chapter 11. A Blueprint for Tomorrow: Getting Trees into Urban Design

Chapter 12. The Green Team: Who's Working on Trees?

Chapter 13. Building a Sense of Place

Chapter 14. Critters in the City

Chapter 15. Improving the Health of the Urban Forest

Chapter 16. Planting for Long-term Tree Survival

Chapter 17. Branches and Wires: The Conflict Above

Chapter 18. Developing a Successful Urban Tree Ordinance

Chapter 19. The Urban Forest Balance Sheet

 

PART V. Rural Places and the City Outer Edge

Chapter 20. When the 'City'? Is a County

Chapter 21. Construction that Fits the Forest

Chapter 22. Timber Cutting and the Law

Chapter 23. Resolving Conflicts in the Urban/Rural Forest Interface

Chapter 24. The Needs of Small Rural Communities

 

PART VI. Trees for Special Places

Chapter 25. Reforesting the Campus

Chapter 26. Restoring Urban and Historic Parks

Chapter 27. Greenways and the City

Chapter 28. Community Forests: An Investment in the Future

Chapter 29. Shading Your Home

Chapter 30. Creating a Backyard Orchard

Chapter 31. Living Fences

 

PART VII. Citizen Action and Education

Chapter 32. Citizens with a Vision

Chapter 33. Kids and Trees for a Cleaner Chesapeake

Chapter 34. Profiles of Citizen Action

Chapter 35. Public Awareness and Urban Forestry in Ohio

Chapter 36. Test Your Town's Trees

Chapter 37. A Ten-Step Citizens Action Program

Chapter 38. Cultivating an Appreciation for Trees

 

Epilogue: What Lies Ahead

Appendix A. Books, Pamphlets, Newsletters, and Periodicals

Appendix B. Audio-visual and Other Educational Aids

Appendix C. Computer Software for Urban Forest Management: A Buyer's Guide

Appendix D. Organizations with Resources

Appendix E. More on Tree Ordinances

Appendix F. Tree Survey Forms

Appendix G. American Forestry Association Resources

Appendix H. State Foresters

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780933280953
Subtitle:
A Resource Guide For Urban And Community Forests
Editor:
Moll, Gary
Editor:
Ebenreck, Sara; Moll, Gary
Editor:
Moll, Gary; Ebenreck, Sara
Author:
Ebenreck, Sara
Author:
Association, American Forestry
Author:
Robertson, Dale
Author:
Moll, Gary
With:
Ebenreck, Sara
Editor:
American Forestry Association
Publisher:
Island Press
Location:
Washington, D.C. :
Subject:
Trees
Subject:
Planning
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
City Planning & Urban Development
Subject:
Forests & Forestry
Subject:
Urban forestry
Subject:
Urban beautification
Subject:
Urban forestry -- United States.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
100-570
Publication Date:
19891001
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
349
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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