All About Urban Soils
Licensed landscape architect and/or ISA certified arborist
This course describes what distinguishes urban soils from native soils, the problems with urban soils including compaction, lack of nutrients, low volumes, human activity, etc., lack of water and temperature extremes. It discusses soil compaction and soil bulk density in relation to soil amendments and other mitigation means. Man-made mitigation techniques and the role of pH are also discussed.
Horticulture / Plants
Health, Safety and Welfare
1.Readers will learn the definition of urban soils and their properties
2.Soil compaction and soil structure will be better understood
3.The soil food web, the role of humus and the importance of pH will be explained for LAs to better serve their clients in urban settings
Len Phillips - LA and Municipal Arborist
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