MBSJ outlines measures to reduce risk of trees falling

SUBANG Jaya City Council (MBSJ) has undertaken several measures to reduce the risk of trees falling or posing a danger to the public, including updating the council’s tree inventory and ensuring regular landscape maintenance.

“MBSJ remains committed to reducing the risk of trees posing a danger to the public in areas under the council’s purview, through various proactive and strategic measures,” MBSJ’s Corporate And Strategic Management Department said in a statement on Monday (May 27).

"These methods include increasing monitoring as well as regular pruning and maintenance.

“The monitoring and updating of MBSJ’s tree inventory is done regularly. For trees that have exceeded their maturity period, they will be reviewed and maintained on a scheduled basis.”

The monitoring will be done by a certified arborist, namely MBSJ’s Landscape Department director. The council also has 14 officers trained with basic arboriculture knowledge.

"Pruning and maintenance works are proactively carried out on trees found to be at risk.

“MBSJ continuously assesses the sites to evaluate the level of risk and to recommend further actions for at-risk trees, if necessary,” said the statement.

To reduce the risk of trees falling, MBSJ said it had outlined a holistic approach involving both short- and long-term measures.

"Short-term measures involves regular pruning and inspection of high-risk trees prone to falling, especially those located near roads, buildings and public areas.

“Long-term measures include replacing high-risk trees with species that are more suitable for the local climate and conditions, developing a comprehensive tree management plan and updating the tree inventory as well as integrating urban planning with green infrastructure that considers strategic planting of trees,” said MBSJ.

It added that the following areas in Subang Jaya, Puchong and Seri Kembangan have been identified for landscape maintenance work, between April 1 and July 31:

Jalan PJS 7/7, Jalan PJS 11/5 and PJS 11/24

Around USJ 23/5 and USJ 27

Jalan USJ 3B/8, Jalan USJ 4/3, 4/4 and 4/5 and Jalan Tujuan

Jalan TP 3/3, Jalan TP 5 and Jalan TP 7

Jalan Pinggiran USJ 1/17 and Jalan SHT 1

Jalan Bangau 9, Jalan Kasawari, Jalan Utama Kenari, Jalan Tiong 2 and Jalan Puchong Jaya Selatan

Jalan Intan 1/8, Jalan Intan 1/1, Jalan Puchong Intan 2/5 and Jalan Puchong Indah 3

Jalan Persiaran Tasik Prima, Jalan Prima 1 /7 and Jalan Prima 4/2

Jalan 18/55, Jalan SR 5, Jalan SR 6, Jalan Muhibbah, Jalan Kuda Emas and Jalan SB Indah 5

Jalan SS 14/8G (Kesas Expressway wall), Persiaran Kewajipan, Jalan SS 12/4 and Jalan SS 15/4D

Jalan Putra Permai 8, Putra Permai 9 and BPP 2/1, Jalan LEP 6/8, Jalan LP 2/17 and Jalan LP 2/19

Jalan PUJ 1/5, PUJ 1/11, PUJ 1/15 and Jalan Puncak Jalil 8

Jalan Kinrara 6, Jalan BK 2/10, BK 4/2 , Jalan BK 5/6, BK 5/10A and Jalan BK 8A

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