Ecological Bases for Selecting Urban Trees

6 pages
March 1994
Discusses tree selection, planting location and preparation, and follow-up care when planting urban trees.
Survivability of urban trees is closely related to their "toughness" or inherent capacity to endure stress. Stress-tolerance can usually be gauged by assessing ecological adversities of the natural environment of trees as components of ecosystems. Survival and contributions of urban trees depend upon three major considerations: selection of appropriate trees, choice and preparation of favorable planting places; and handling (e.g. proper transplanting) and follow-up care.
20, 2, 98-103
Trees in cities
Urban plants
Urban plants
Journal of Arboriculture (published by)
Publications by George Ware