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Environmental Horticulture

Science and Management of Green Landscapes

By Ross Cameron, James Hitchmough

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Format: Paperback, 344 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 29 March 2016
Environmental horticulture - also referred to as landscape horticulture and amenity horticulture - is the umbrella term for the horticulture that we encounter in our daily lives. This includes parks, botanic gardens, sports facilities, landscape gardens, roundabouts, cemeteries, and shopping centres - any public space which has grass, planting and trees. A complete and comprehensive guide to an area most of us take for granted, Environmental Horticulture: * Comments and critiques contemporary thinking on the subject * Explores the role, value and application of horticulture in different landscapes * Reviews the importance and impact of horticulture on the wider environment * Covers practical management advice for categories of environmental horticulture such as turf grass, bedding plants, trees, grasslands and green roofs A vital resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students, this book is also a valuable addition to academic departments with an interest in green space management and wider environmental issues.

Table of Contents

1: Introduction to Environmental Horticulture: Issues and Future2: Environmental Horticulture: Benefits and Impacts3: Green Space and Well-Being4: Environmental Horticulture and Conservation of Biodiversity5: Landscape Trees, Shrubs and Woody Climbing Plants6: Herbaceous Plants and Geophytes7: Semi-Natural Grasslands and Meadows 8: Bedding and Annual Flowering Plants9: Lawns and Sports Turf10: New Green Space Interventions - Green Walls, Green Roofs and Rain Gardens11: Interior Landscapes

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Suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students in amenity and general horticulture.

EAN: 9781780641386
ISBN: 1780641389
Publisher: Cabi
Dimensions: 24.89 x 18.8 x 1.78 centimetres (0.40 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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