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Arborists play vital role


An uprooted tree after a thunderstorm in Section 6, Kota Damansara. — Photos: Art Chen/The Star

An uprooted tree after a thunderstorm in Section 6, Kota Damansara. — Photos: Art Chen/The Star

MAINTAINING trees is a big job. With the thunderstorms that hit during rainy season, that job becomes even more important and brings to the forefront the need for experts in this field. As cities and towns in the Klang Valley try to conserve its mature trees, some of which are landmarks in their own right, it is clear that expertise is vital to keep a close watch on the health of such trees.

Currently, barely a handful of local councils in Selangor have arborists in their employ while the others say they are in the process of getting their staff certified.

   

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