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‘Maintaining green lungs a collective effort’



KUALA LUMPUR: Trees in urban areas not only beautify the city but also play a part in contributing to the index required to achieve a healthier standard of living.

According to Mohd Afendi Hussin, a senior assistant research officer (Urban Forestry Branch) of the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM), everyone must see the need for trees or green areas in the city as a shared responsibility, which requires the involvement, understanding and diversity of disciplines from various sections of society, including urban planners, engineers, architects, property developers, arborists, private sector, community leaders and the public.

“The real function of trees planted in the city is not just as a decorative element or purely cosmetic in nature. The tree

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