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Urban treescape is a green infrastructure term specifically referring to numbers, species, health, maintenance, appearance and benefits of publicly and privately owned trees or forests in the urban setting. Trees can impact on a variety of characteristics of the urban realm such as water retention, air quality, biodiversity, climate adaptation, resilience, urban heat islands, health, safety, urban psychology and so on. The incorporation of trees in urban development can extend beyond specification for landscape architects expanding to buildings themselves, where they may form an element of shading approaches or be one of the main features such as with the example of Bosco Verticale in Milan.
Further more, successful green infrastructure on completion of projects can be considered a matter of planning, where correctly matching, healthy trees form part of the planning conditions to be signed off. As such understanding the correct specification, location and maintenance of trees for success, planting and growth is crucial to the role of professionals working on buildings as well as landscapes.
The Trees and Design Action Group (TDAG) brings together individuals, professionals, academics and organisations from wide-ranging disciplines in both the public and private sectors to improve knowledge and good practice to support the role of urban trees through better collaboration in the planning, design, construction, management and maintenance of our urban places.
How can we improve species selection so that we can provide our towns and cities with a diverse and resilient palette of trees that are capable of thriving in challenging urban environments? This guide offers for the first time in the UK a comprehensive, research-based decision-making tool for selecting appropriate species for a range of contrasting planting scenarios.
The guide and its companion database are available at: https://www.tdag.org.uk/tree-species-selection-for-green-infrastructure.html
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