Trees in Towns and Cities: A History of British Urban by Mark Johnston

By Mark Johnston

This is the 1st ebook at the historical past of timber in Britain’s cities and towns and the folks who've planted and cared for them. it's a hugely readable and authoritative account of the timber in our city landscapes from the Romans to the current day, together with public parks, deepest gardens, streets, cemeteries and plenty of different open areas. It charts how our appreciation of city bushes and wooded area has developed into our sleek knowing of the various environmental, fiscal and social merits of our city forests. an outline can also be given of a number of the threats to those bushes over the centuries, akin to pollutants harm throughout the commercial Revolution and the new ravages of Dutch elm ailment. vital and native executive tasks are tested including the contribution of civic and amenity societies. in spite of the fact that, this old account is not only a listing of important occasions yet supplies a deeper research through exploring basic matters reminiscent of who owned these treed landscapes, why they have been created and who had entry to them. The booklet concludes with the attention-grabbing tale of the way bushes have contributed to efforts to enhance city stipulations via numerous ‘visions of city eco-friendly’ resembling the version villages, backyard towns, backyard suburbs and the recent cities.

Studies in backyard and panorama background have usually been preoccupied with these belonging to the wealthy and robust. This ebook focuses quite on operating humans and the level to which they've been capable of take pleasure in city timber and greenspace. it's going to attract a common readership, specially people with an curiosity in backyard heritage, historical past landscapes and the normal and equipped surroundings. Its meticulous referencing also will confirm it's a lot favored by way of scholars and lecturers pursuing additional interpreting and study. it really is written by way of an the world over well known arboriculturist who combines a keenness for timber with a legitimate figuring out of British social and cultural historical past.

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Trees in Towns and Cities: A History of British Urban Arboriculture

This is often the 1st publication at the background of bushes in Britain’s cities and towns and the folk who've planted and cared for them. it's a hugely readable and authoritative account of the timber in our city landscapes from the Romans to the current day, together with public parks, inner most gardens, streets, cemeteries and plenty of different open areas.

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