Tree Pruning and How Knowledge Influence Tree Maintenance: Case studies of four Local Authorities in Malaysia

Norainiratna Badrulhisham, Noriah Othman
2020 Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal (E-BPJ)  
Pruning is one of the most crucial tree maintenance activities which give an impact on the tree's health and structure. Besides, improper pruning will contribute to the risk of injury to property and the public. This study aims to assess pruning knowledge among four Local authorities in Malaysia. Results found that 69.3 per cent of tree pruning workers have Good pruning knowledge level. However, Topping, pruning types and pruning cut dimension shows the lowest mean percentage of the correct
more » ... of the correct answer. The findings also show that there is a significant positive relationship between pruning knowledge and education level and frequency attending pruning course.Keywords: Tree pruning; knowledge; sustainable practices; urban treeseISSN: 2398-4287 © 2020. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-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.
doi:10.21834/e-bpj.v5i13.2054 fatcat:lrsppynuqva5dkpynt7qanpnmm