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A comparison of cultivation techniques for successful tree establishment on compacted soil (2008)
Journal Article
Sinnett, D., Poole, J., & Hutchings, T. R. (2008). A comparison of cultivation techniques for successful tree establishment on compacted soil. Forestry, 81(5), 663-679. https://doi.org/10.1093/forestry/cpn039

Soil compaction is often responsible for the poor establishment of trees on restored brownfield sites. This paper examines the root development, survival and growth of Alnus cordata, Larix kaempferi, Pinus nigra and Betula pendula after cultivation w... Read More about A comparison of cultivation techniques for successful tree establishment on compacted soil.

Soil penetration resistance and tree root development (2008)
Journal Article
Sinnett, D., Morgan, G., Williams, M., & Hutchings, T. R. (2008). Soil penetration resistance and tree root development. Soil Use and Management, 24(3), 273-280. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-2743.2008.00164.x

Current UK guidance suggests that a 'rootable' soil profile of at least 1.0 m depth should be sufficient to allow adequate rooting of the majority of tree species in a range of soil types and climatic conditions [Arboricultural Journal (1995) vol. 19... Read More about Soil penetration resistance and tree root development.

The efficacy of three techniques to alleviate soil compaction at a restored sand and gravel quarry (2006)
Journal Article
Sinnett, D., Poole, J., & Hutchings, T. R. (2006). The efficacy of three techniques to alleviate soil compaction at a restored sand and gravel quarry. Soil Use and Management, 22(4), 362-371. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-2743.2006.00053.x

Reinstated soil at restored sites often suffers from severe compaction which can significantly impede root development. Several methods, such as ripping and complete cultivation, are available to alleviate compaction that may occur as a result of soi... Read More about The efficacy of three techniques to alleviate soil compaction at a restored sand and gravel quarry.

The effect of woodland growth on a containment landfill site in Hertfordshire, UK (2006)
Journal Article
Hutchings, T. R., Sinnett, D., Peace, A. J., & Moffat, A. J. (2006). The effect of woodland growth on a containment landfill site in Hertfordshire, UK. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, 5(4), 169-176. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2006.08.002

Below-ground growth of four tree species (ash (Fraxinus excelsior L.), alder (Alnus spp.), sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus L.) and Corsican pine (Pinus nigra var. maritima (Ait.) Melville)) was investigated on a 15-year-old containment landfill in Hert... Read More about The effect of woodland growth on a containment landfill site in Hertfordshire, UK.

Integrated assessment of pollutants in the urban environment (2006)
Presentation / Conference
Pettit, C., Azapagic, A., Robins, A., Sinnett, D., Poole, D., Chalabi, Z., …Cleall, P. (2006, August). Integrated assessment of pollutants in the urban environment. Paper presented at Collaborations Across the Divide, RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2006

Comparing metal uptake by vegetation under different experimental conditions (2006)
Book Chapter
Sinnett, D., van Herwijnen, R., Kilbride, C., & Hutchings, T. (2006). Comparing metal uptake by vegetation under different experimental conditions. In C. Brebbia, & U. Mander (Eds.), Brownfields III: Prevention, Assessment, Rehabilitation and Development of Brownfield Sites, 75-84. WIT Press

An examination of the challenge of providing green space on former industrial sites in terms of potential soil toxicology and reducing the risk to ecosystems and human health.