Tree Inventory and Management Systems

INTRODUCTION

As a modern and well-organized government administration center, the management and maintenance of landscape trees in Putrajaya is one of the most important and important aspects to be considered. Well-maintained trees will provide functional, aesthetic and ecological benefits to create a conducive and quality environment. Local people in Putrajaya are also increasingly aware of environmental issues and the importance of trees and green areas.

To ensure the long-term benefits of tree planting, proper arboricultural practices need to be practiced. Arboriculture is the art and science of tree care in the urban environment that covers aspects of gardening and after-care. Arboriculture involves systematic monitoring and maintenance activities immediately after the plant is planted so that it can survive well to achieve its planting objectives.


In order to effectively manage and care for landscape trees, landscape managers need to have accurate and up-to-date information about the trees or clusters to manage. Information such as tree type, number of trees, location and position of trees, tree size, current health status and maintenance requirements of each tree are useful and should be kept up to date. As such, inventory and fieldwork are essential for obtaining such information. Information gathered from the inventory activities is useful in planning and making decisions regarding landscape trees. Computer technologies and applications such as GPS, GIS and RFID can assist in the development of a comprehensive basic inventory system.

The Putrajaya Corporation has shown interest in leveraging FRIM's services and expertise in developing an Inventory and Tree Management System. The FRIM-based Inventory and Management System proposed by the FRIM is stand-alone and complementary to other systems developed by the Putrajaya Corporation such as e-finance, e-procurement and ERMISn. Should there be any need in the future, the proposed Inventory and Principal Management System may be improved to interface with existing systems in use at the Putrajaya Corporation. This depends on the software capabilities of the systems involved.

The Putrajaya Corporation has shown interest in leveraging FRIM's services and expertise in developing an Inventory and Tree Management System. The FRIM-based Inventory and Management System proposed by the FRIM is stand-alone and complementary to other systems developed by the Putrajaya Corporation such as e-finance, e-procurement and ERMISn. Should there be any need in the future, the proposed Inventory and Principal Management System may be improved to interface with existing systems in use at the Putrajaya Corporation. This depends on the software capabilities of the systems involved.


PROJECT MISSION

The mission of the project is to develop an Infrastructure and Landscape Management System that takes into account the arboricultural aspects of effective management, maintenance and monitoring of basic health in meeting the government's aspiration to make Putrajaya a Urban Inland Park.

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

The objective of developing the Putrajaya Tree Inventory and Management System is to develop a systematic, efficient and effective principal management system to achieve the following objectives;
Collect, record and retrieve complete information on the subject matter (attribute data) available in the pilot study which can be easily updated.
Map the location of each tree accurately (spatial data) and provide a quick and user-friendly way of tracking the location of each tree.
Provide a systematic management system for each tree in the study area including aspects of health monitoring and maintenance of trees in accordance with proper arboriculture practices.
Provides a basic health assessment system to facilitate tree health monitoring work according to certain criteria


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