It discusses trees in urban landscapes from the Romans to the present day and explores issues of ownership, why they were created and who had access.
The book focuses on working people rather than the rich and powerful, and the extent to which they have been able to enjoy urban trees and greenspace.
Author Dr Mark Johnston said: "Trees in Towns and Cities: A History of British Urban Arboriculture, is the first book specifically on the history of trees in our towns and cities.
"For that reason, I think it would be of considerable interest to a great many readers of Horticulture Week, particularly arboriculture, landscape, parks, and amenity horticulture people. After all, you are the premier magazine for all the relevant professionals."
Oxbow Books imprint Windgather Press is the publisher. Price is £39.95.
Johnston was awarded the MBE in 2007 for services to urban forestry, the International Society of Arboriculture award of merit in 2009 and the ISA Alex L Shigo award for excellence in arboricultural education in 2013.