Growing Trees in the Urban Jungle: To Sum it all Up

By Alistair Johnston

Establishing trees in the urban jungle is a difficult proposition given the many varied stressors that can impact health. To greatly improve upon the life expectancy for metropolitan trees, there has been a concerted effort amongst municipalities, arborists, and landscape architects to rethink the requirements for urban tree planting. New technologies to maximize soil volume along with research and education in planting and maintenance techniques are linking together to facilitate the successful establishment of trees. The future is positive for urban forests.

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