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Bulletin #24: Trees and Parking Lots

Useful Books & Booklets

  • Carscape—A Parking Handbook

    This richly-illustrated report of a parking lot design competition in Columbus, Indiana, is a treasury of ideas applicable elsewhere. Written by Catherine G. Miller for the Irwin-Sweeney-Miller Foundation, it may be purchased by phoning the Columbus Visitor Center at 800-468-6564.

  • Arboriculture—Integrated Management of Landscape Trees, Shrubs and Vines

    Richard W. Harris and his co-authors have included an excellent chapter on “Preserving Existing Trees” that would be helpful for many parking lot projects. This book is available through the International Society of Arboriculture or online book outlets.

  • U.S. Landscape Ordinances: An Annotated Reference Handbook

    Compiled by Buck Abbey in 1998, this is a comprehensive, 438-page guide to sections of ordinances nationwide that have been used to protect trees and enhance parking areas and other urban sites. Available at

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Where are all the Cool Parking Lots?

The USDA Forest Service’s Center for Urban Forest Research has a publication by this title available online. There are also other publications and information about research on parking lots and trees available to the public. To access these sources, visit Pacific Southwest Research Station’s Center for Urban Forest Research. To locate the above publication, type its title into the search block.

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