Trees in Hard Landscapes: A Guide for Delivery by the Trees and Design Action Group (TDAG) will be of particular interest to highway engineers, public realm professionals and tree specialists. It explores the practical challenges and solutions for integrating trees in 21st century streets, civic spaces and surface car parks, detailing the process, design and technical options.
To produce this new guide, TDAG joined forces with the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT), the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), and the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF), which have all been active members of the steering group reviewing and advising throughout the development process. Trees in Hard Landscapes: A Guide for Delivery has also benefited from the input of over 100 built environments professionals and organisations from wide ranging disciplines and sectors who have taken part in interviews, contributed case study materials and/or offered feedback on earlier drafts.
The guide will be published on 14th September 2014 and will available without charge as a downloadable pdf on the TDAG website. It will be available in full colour and can also be read and printed in black and white.