Table of Contents

The concept of urban forestry in Europe.
A history of urban forests and trees in Europe.
Urban forest resources in European cities.
Benefits and uses of urban forests and trees.
Urban forest policy and planning.
Design of urban forests.
The role of partnerships in urban forestry.
Involving people in urban forestry--a discussion of participatory practices throughout Europe.
Plant quality and establishment.
The selection of plant materials for street trees, park trees, and urban woodland.
The abiotic urban environment : impact of urban growing conditions on urban vegetation.
Biotic urban growing conditions--threats, pests, and diseases.
Management of urban woodland and parks--searching for creative and sustainable concepts.
Information for urban forest planning and management.
Arboricultural practices.
Research on urban forests and trees in Europe.
Urban forestry education.
Urban forestry in Europe : innovative solutions and future potential. "This book covers all aspects of planning, designing, establishing and managing forests and trees in and near urban areas. The disciplinary background of the authors is varied, ranging from forestry and horticulture to landscape ecology, landscape architecture and even plant pathology."--Jacket.