Degradation of environmental forestry condition has become a serious issue faced by many countries today. The primary cause of this problem is related to human disturbance towards natural resources. Therefore, the concern of this research is to assess the level of the health condition
of artificial and naturally regenerated forestry area in FRIM campus, consisting of 54 fields, to see how best it can contribute in balancing the ambient of air quality. For data collection, this research depends on a series of GIS database covering five criteria, namely slope, altitude, crown
diameter, tree height and carbon stock. These data were analysed using Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) that produced the composite map, classifying the site as the healthiest, moderately healthy and less healthy condition. The results indicate that most of the forested areas in FRIM campus
lie under the category of healthiest condition with 45.5% in the area of 220.8 hectares whereby the key contributor is the carbon stock. Relating these criteria for ecosystem health will be beneficial toward monitoring forest change in landscapes undergoing rapid development.
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Environmental Forestry Condition;
Document Type: Research Article
Department of Urban and Regional Planning, International Islamic University Malaysia, Jalan Gombak, 53100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
University Malaya, Lembah Pantai, 50603, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Forest Research Institute Malaysia, Kepong, 52109, Selangor, Malaysia
July 1, 2017
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