Pendekatan Fisik dan Ekologis Penggunaan Pohon Asam Jawa Sebagai Tanaman Tepi Jalan di Sekeliling Trotoar Lapangan Puputan Badung, Denpasar


By : Anak Agung Keswari Krisnandika,S.P.,M.Si

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Many streetscapes in Indonesia cities used tamarinds (Tamarindus indica L.) tress as soft scape elements and Denpasar city is also one of them. This paper is concerned with the use of tamarinds species in street trees, especially it uses around the Puputan Badung sidewalks. The objectives of this paper were to identify the positive impact of tamarinds physically and ecologically on the environment. A survey methods was employed to obtain information about the existing trees. Descriptive methods was used to analyze trees character physically and ecologically and also its suitability based on literature study. Study results showed that there were sixteen individuals of tamarinds found along the sidewalk in Puputan Badung parks. The trees distributed as many as four individuals on northern and southern part, six individuals on eastern part, and two individuals on western part of the park. Some physical characteristic of the trees have been identified, i.e. vase canopy shape to provide tree canopy cover and avoid sun glare effect, fine plant texture to expand space impression, and slow stem growth. In addition, trees ecological characteristics recognized for controlling air pollutants (15N and Pb) and also providing wildlife habitat for lac insects (Laccifer lacca) as well as providing nectar for honeybees. It is suggested that, given the contribution of tamarind trees to the environment, more and more of them should be planted as street tress, and to maintain it, the requirements of planting the trees should be taken into account. Keywords: ecological function, Puputan Badung parks, street trees, streetscape, tamarinds

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ISSN : 2442-5508

Name of the journal publisher : E-JURNAL ARSITEKTUR LANSEKAP

Year released : 2016

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