Towns and cities are where most of us live, work, and play, and although we recognize the value of the trees standing on the corner, or in the park, or framing the cathedral, most of us are unaware that they are a vital part of our urban life-support system. This invaluable book is essential reading for all those who wish to discover why trees are present in our population centers, how urban life in Britain has engulfed them in the last 200 years, why life is so difficult for urban trees, what their role is, and how we should care for them and include them in our urban future.
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Steve Cox has been working with trees for more than 30 years. He began his career in arboriculture at Merrist Wood College then gained degrees in forestry from Aberdeen and Oxford Universities. Steve has worked in Europe, Africa, and the Pacific, and was a senior tree officer in a local authority, lecturing part-time at Kingston Maurward College in Dorset. Since 2003 he has been running his own arboricultural consultancy company.
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