Oaks in the Urban Landscape: Selection, Care and Preservation
by Laurence R. Costello, Bruce W. Hagen, and Katherine S. Jones
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.
Working together we can help assure that oaks will be a robust and integral component of the urban landscape for years to come.
Oaks in the Urban Landscape is included on our New Books List for November 28, 2011.