THE LINK BETWEEN URBAN ECOSYSTEM AND TREES IN ROADSIDE PLANTING
- 1. Department of Landscape Architecture Faculty of Agriculture, Ege University, Bornova, İzmir- Turkey
- 2. Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture, Gaziosmanpasa University, Taslciftlik campus, Tokat, -Turkey
- 3. Department of Landscape Architecture Faculty of Agriculture, Ege University, Bornova, İzmir- Turkey
Abstract: Playgrounds, parks in neighbourhoods, urban parks, cemeteries, school gardens are considered to be the most common forms of urban green areas. However, these local green areas are seen all over the city. Besides local greenery; trees along the highways and roads play an essential role in creating urban green areas. Thus, trees along highways and the ones in open public spaces contribute to the sustainability of urban green areas as they are the linear forms of greenery. Trees along roads are the most affected by their environment. Therefore, roadside planting requires attention and precision and the effort put into the work must be extreme. This paper explains the importance of using suitable trees in roadside planting according to trees’ purpose and ecological needs.