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Bulletin #3: Resolving Tree—Sidewalk Conflicts

Useful Books & Visual Presentations

Available From the International Society of Arboriculture
  • Arboriculture — Integrated Management of Landscape Trees, Shrubs, and Vines in the Landscape
    by Richard W. Harris , James R. Clark, and Nelda P. Matheny. 687 pp.

    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 Roots
    by James Urban.

    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.

  • 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)
  • Trenching and Tunneling (DVD)


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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Last Updated: 03/25/19

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