The Trees & Design Action Group (TDAG) have published a guide that explores the practical challenges and solutions to integrating trees in 21st century streets, civic spaces and surface car parks. The guide is called Trees in Hard Landscapes: a Guide to Delivery details process, design and technical options.

Of particular interest to highway engineers, public realm professionals and tree specialists, the guide has been compiled with input from a number of organisations. 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. In addition, over 100 built environments professionals and organisations from wide ranging disciplines and sectors have taken part in interviews, contributed case study materials and/or offered feedback on earlier drafts.

The guide can be downloaded from the TDAG website.