Up By Roots: Healthy Soils and Trees in the Built Environment

By James Urban
Champaign, IL (October 1, 2008)- Healthy Soils and other essential requirements are critical to the success of trees, but are often missing in the design concepts of contemporary urban landscapes. Up by Roots is a manual for landscape architects, architects, urban foresters, and planners who are designing, specifying, installing, and managing trees in the built environment.


Part One discusses basic soil science and tree biology and their relationship to healthy trees. Part Two explains the process of planning and implementing landscape designs to ensure healthy trees that can improve the quality of places where people live, work, and play. The book contains numerous illustrations and data in graphic form to provide guidance in the design of healthy soils and trees.
James Urban, FASLA, ISA, is the recipient of the ASLA Medal of Excellence for his work to improve trees in urban environments. He has been instrumental in changing the approach to tree design by landscape architects and has helped to develop many innovative concepts including tree soil trenches, structural soil, and structural cells. He is a frequent contributor to Landscape Architect magazine and other publications.
Retail: $86.95.
To order, call 888.ISA.TREE or visit Up By Roots: Healthy Soils and Trees in the Built Environment.