Keeping a Log on Penang’s Trees

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Street trees are a vital element in a city’s landscape.

Besides helping to reduce greenhouse gases, improve air and water quality, and decrease urban heat, street trees play a diverse role in urban society, increasing community interaction, boosting property value, and providing shade for pedestrians.1

To manage and protect Penang’s street trees – something that needs to be considered at every stage in urban planning – a systematic tree inventory system is needed that is also easily accessed by relevant authorities.


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