Sources for More Information
Bulletin #3: Resolving Tree—Sidewalk Conflicts
Useful Books & Visual Presentations
Arboriculture — Integrated Management of Landscape Trees, Shrubs, and Vines in the Landscapeby 687 pp., James R. Clark, and Nelda P. Matheny.
This is an excellent source of state-of-the-art issues relating to tree roots and most other aspects of urban forestry and landscape practices. The topics are based on summaries of research and the experience of the authors.
Up by Rootsby
James Urban is a leading proponent of providing adequate growing space for urban trees. His book summarizes what he has learned over the course of his career as a landscape architect. It includes policy guidelines that will help trees and pavements of all kinds to be more compatible.
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Available From the International Society of Arboriculture
- Introduction to Arboriculture: Soil & Water (CD)
- Reducing Infrastructure Damage by Tree Roots: A Compendium of Strategies by Laurence R. Costello and Katherine S. Jones
- The Landscape Below Ground I & II & III (Workshop Proceedings)
- Root Injury and Tree Health (Video)
Over the years there have been many articles in the Journal of Arboriculture summarizing current research results about roots and sidewalks.
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