National afforestation of 47.427 million mu in spring

370 million people participated in voluntary tree planting

  People's Daily, Beijing, May 20 (Reporter Chang Qin) A reporter recently learned from the State Forestry and Grassland Bureau that various departments around the country have grasped the epidemic prevention and control on one hand, and the national greening on the other. Positive progress has been made in afforestation in spring. As of the end of April, the country had completed 47.472 million mu of afforestation in spring, accounting for 46.96% of the planned tasks for the year, which was the same as the same period last year.

  The key ecological projects of forest and grass have been steadily progressing according to plan, with a total of 27.118 million mu of afforestation and more than 2.4 million mu of grassland ecological restoration and management completed. There are 370 million people participating in voluntary tree planting across the country, with a total of 1.554 billion trees planted (including conversions). Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Fujian and Henan have completed afforestation tasks for the year, and Hebei, Jilin, Anhui, Jiangxi, Shandong, Hubei, Hunan, Guangdong, Guangxi and Gansu have completed more than half of the afforestation tasks for the year.

  "People's Daily" (Version 02, May 21, 2020)