Factors Influencing Hazardous Street Trees at Selected City Council in Malaysia

  • Ramly Hasan Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA,40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Noriah Othman Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA,40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Faridah Ismail Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA,40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Keywords: Street trees, hazards, influencing, failure trees,

Abstract

Street trees are an important part of city development. Proper tree management provides conducive environment for socialization. Previous research revealed the social factors and hazards associated with urban street trees but the elements that influence was not known. The objectives are: to investigate the elements of the social factors and to determine the influence of these elements towards hazardous street trees.480 questionnaires distributed among expert and public within 9 city councils. The findings revealed that 5 elements that influence the hazardous street trees; uncontrollable street planting, tree vandalism, near to neighbourhood context, lack of public awareness and poor nursery stock and failure care.

Keywords: Street trees; hazards; influencing; failure trees;

eISSN 2398-4279 © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. 

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2018-07-20
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