Maintaining and promoting the ecological role and the value of trees.
This book discusses the range of arboricultural concepts and practical techniques that are used by arborists to promote and maintain trees within a local ecosystem. Techniques such as habitat preservation, natural fracture pruning and artificial habitat creation are all discussed.
The appreciation of trees as ‘keystone structures’ within a local ecosystem is crucial to valuing and preserving the many ecological values inherent in trees. This book helps arborists to understand, communicate and preserve those values.