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Article: Managing urban trees and their soil envelopes in a contiguously developed city environment

TitleManaging urban trees and their soil envelopes in a contiguously developed city environment
Authors
Issue Date2001
PublisherSpringer New York LLC. The Journal's web site is located at http://link.springer.de/link/service/journals/00267/
Citation
Environmental Management, 2001, v. 28 n. 6, p. 819-832 How to Cite?
AbstractUrban Hong Kong is covered by high building, road, and population densities. Its urban morphology is inherently not conducive to extensive or high-grade greening. Recent renewal of old areas has squeezed out some limited interstitial plantable space, although in new development areas modest spaces have been earmarked for greenery. The study aims at evaluating the major constraints to urban trees and their companion urban soil envelopes and at providing specific recommendations to improve tree management in the city. The analysis covers the above-ground confinements that dampen tree performance, the less tangible but rather difficult institutional restrictions that impose a somewhat unnecessary lid on tree planting, the multiplicity of players and stakeholders involved in urban-tree management that militates against coordination and cooperation, the widespread occupation of underground space by utility lines often to the exclusion of trees, and the extremely poor quality of urban soils that are often used without amelioration to support tree growth. The management recommendations furnish practical suggestions and hints to improve the short- and long-term welfare of trees in terms of quality, quantity, and spatial distribution. The conclusion enumerates some concrete measures for consideration by decision-makers to upgrade the city's greenery to close the gap between science and policy.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86176
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.857
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.830
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dc.date.issued2001en_HK
dc.identifier.citationEnvironmental Management, 2001, v. 28 n. 6, p. 819-832en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0364-152Xen_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86176-
dc.description.abstractUrban Hong Kong is covered by high building, road, and population densities. Its urban morphology is inherently not conducive to extensive or high-grade greening. Recent renewal of old areas has squeezed out some limited interstitial plantable space, although in new development areas modest spaces have been earmarked for greenery. The study aims at evaluating the major constraints to urban trees and their companion urban soil envelopes and at providing specific recommendations to improve tree management in the city. The analysis covers the above-ground confinements that dampen tree performance, the less tangible but rather difficult institutional restrictions that impose a somewhat unnecessary lid on tree planting, the multiplicity of players and stakeholders involved in urban-tree management that militates against coordination and cooperation, the widespread occupation of underground space by utility lines often to the exclusion of trees, and the extremely poor quality of urban soils that are often used without amelioration to support tree growth. The management recommendations furnish practical suggestions and hints to improve the short- and long-term welfare of trees in terms of quality, quantity, and spatial distribution. The conclusion enumerates some concrete measures for consideration by decision-makers to upgrade the city's greenery to close the gap between science and policy.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherSpringer New York LLC. The Journal's web site is located at http://link.springer.de/link/service/journals/00267/en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofEnvironmental Managementen_HK
dc.subject.meshCitiesen_HK
dc.subject.meshConservation of Natural Resourcesen_HK
dc.subject.meshDecision Makingen_HK
dc.subject.meshFacility Design and Constructionen_HK
dc.subject.meshHong Kongen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshPublic Policyen_HK
dc.subject.meshSoilen_HK
dc.subject.meshTrees - growth & developmenten_HK
dc.titleManaging urban trees and their soil envelopes in a contiguously developed city environmenten_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailJim, CY:hragjcy@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s002670010264en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_HK
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