Assessing the structure and moneytary values of trees for sustainable land use in Kuching North City Council

Siti Meliah, Binti Sebli Joney (2013) Assessing the structure and moneytary values of trees for sustainable land use in Kuching North City Council. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, UNIMAS.

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Street trees are important features and asset to the city. Trees and roadside ecosystems are assets that fix carbon, provide shade, filter air and protect from wind, and provide wildlife corridors and habitat. By assigning monetary value to the street trees, it could help initiated the policy makers to recognize the potential benefits of trees to ensure decisions made are consistent to sustainable urban planning) This study focuses on the trees structure and its monetary value for sustainaole land use in North Kuching City Council. The economic values of the trees planted in Tun Abdul Rahman Yaakub road were estimated using Thyer Tree Valuation Method. Trees species surveyed were Khaya senegalensis, Samanea saman, Peltophorum pterocarpum, Pterocarpus indicus, Swietenia macrophylla, Tabebuia Wallid and Lagerstroemia jloribunda." Approximately 26% of trees heights were below 15m and 14% were more than 21 meters. The distribution of trees dbh showed nearly 60% of tree planted in Tun Abdul Rahman Yaakub are in functional period (> 77cm). Khaya senegalensis has the highest mean economic value estimated at RM 165473.65 followed by Samanea saman which estimated at RM 115 468.43. The lowest estimated value of tree species surveyed was Peltophorum pterocarpum valuated at RM 5763.15.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Thesis (M.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2013.
Uncontrolled Keywords: sustainable land use, trees structure, tree economic valuation, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, Postgraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2016 01:08
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2021 14:51

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