Nicely illustrated, written in an easy style by a practicing arboriculturalist who knows his stuff. Urban Trees has all the chapters you would expect: how trees grow, problems faced by trees and how to plant and look after them. It also covers the development of towns and how this has affected trees, and what to consider when planning new trees planting. It covers just 174 pages and so is fairly limited in its depth. It’s nicely illustrated, written in an easy style by a practicing arboriculturalist who knows his stuff, and so will be a popular science book for those urbanites who have a general interest in the trees around them. As such, while it is an interesting book, it has limited value for ecologists.