Mapping of Tree Damage Classification in The Western Part of Medan City Green Belts Using Geographic Information System
Sembiring, I. E. P
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The existence of trees in the cities is very important. Trees play an important role as an absorber of CO2 and a storage facility for carbon (C). This study aimed to classify and map the tree damage in the Western Part of Medan City Green Belts. The experiment was conducted using the Forest Health Monitoring (FHM) and the classification of tree damage classes was determined based on the scoring of index values based on USDA Forest Service. The results showed that there were 46 very healthy trees, 976 healthy trees, 1114 lightly damaged trees, 167 medium trees and 9 dead trees. The level of tree damage was dominated by the lightly damaged trees class. If the health of the tree is well preserved, then the tree can perform its function properly. Therefore, it is necessary to carry outthis research to provide important information about the damage of the trees then it can be used as a reference for the proper trees care activities.