Assessing Pruning Knowledge towards Effective Tree Maintenance: A case study of four Local Authorities in Malaysia


  • Norainiratna Badrulhisham university teknologi MARA
  • Noriah Othman Centre of Landscape Architecture Studies, University Teknologi MARA, 42300 Shah Alam, Malaysia



Tree pruning, knowledge, sustainable practices, urban trees


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 percent of tree pruning workers have a Good pruning knowledge level. However, Topping, pruning types and pruning cut dimension shows the lowest mean percentage 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 courses.

Keywords: Tree pruning; knowledge; sustainable practices; urban trees

eISSN: 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 ( 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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How to Cite

Badrulhisham, N., & Othman, N. (2020). Assessing Pruning Knowledge towards Effective Tree Maintenance: A case study of four Local Authorities in Malaysia. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 5(13), 223–229.

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