In this leafy soi in Chang Khien a Shorea roxburghii – PaYom พะยอม, tall and straight co-exists happily beside electricity wires.
Sensitive management of electrical distribution, together with avoidance of destructive root disturbance and no more than judicious lateral branch pruning results in a delightful living environment. This approach sees cooperation between state and private interests with the latter conserving or planting trees close to the road. The state can strengthen this cooperation by providing training and arborist services for the community while introducing tree protection laws.