When parks get a rest -
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When parks get a rest -
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When parks get a rest
When parks get a rest
When parks get a rest
When parks get a rest
When parks get a rest
When parks get a rest
When parks get a rest
When parks get a rest
When parks get a rest
When parks get a rest
When parks get a rest 

When the trees are in the park, take a break before reopening to greet visitors.

The day following the lifting of the lockdown.

"One day, we walked through the park numerous times. Is the tree infected with a disease? Was the tree consumed by worms? We'll take care of him immediately if we see him," one park employee said of tree upkeep.

The primary benefit of pruning large trees is that it helps maintain balance. In addition, it protects against tearing and being ripped down in the event of a storm. Trees with a dense canopy will have their canopy heavily cut to avoid disease and insect damage. Additionally, officials must monitor trees with dry or rotten branches, as they could collapse at any time. Personnel shall prioritize the safety of service users.

The management of the park presents a difficult task. Because the tree is unable to communicate with the location of its illness; as a result, a gardener must be employed to keep a frequent eye on the symptoms. For example, tree surgery is comparable to cleansing wounds, sterilizing them, delivering medications, and is no different from human treatment so that the tree can continue to develop.

For city inhabitants, parks continue to be a vital source of green space. It is the most readily accessible natural resource for learning. Bangkok has 7.03 square meters of green space per person, according to statistics (data from the academic group park office Office of the Environment Bangkok, 2020), which is fewer than the World Health Organization's (WHO) recommendation of 9 square meters per person. As a result, large cities will need to increase their green space in the future while still meeting the needs of their residents, for persons who live in highly crowded places' physical and mental well-being.

Trees, humans, and cities are all inextricably linked. When the time comes for humans to venture out or live. I hope the park has recovered from the shutdown and is ready to reopen for our relaxation.

Published on the National Geographic Thailand Facebook page on September 1st, 2021

When parks get a rest

Satita Taratis
Photographer based in Bangkok, Thailand
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When parks get a rest
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Updated Aug 2022
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