【Explanation】Jiayuguan, Gansu, named after "The No. 1 Pass in the World", is an emerging modern industrial tourist city developed in 1958 by the construction of the "Jiuquan Iron and Steel Company".

  "The wind blows the stones and runs, there is no grass everywhere, and no birds on the trees" is a true portrayal of the ecological environment of Jiayuguan 40 years ago. In the early days of the city’s establishment, deserts, Gobi, and factory buildings were the main landscapes of the city. Arid plants such as camel thorns and wild reeds were scattered on the Gobi desert.

  Bai Yanxia, ​​who has been engaged in garden management for nearly 20 years, knows the difficulties of planting greens in the Gobi Desert. It is more difficult to plant a tree here than to feed a child. A few days ago, 48-year-old Bai Yanxia recalled to the reporter the Jiayuguan Pass more than 20 years ago. She said that when the sandstorm came, the roof of the factory would be overturned. The main road in the city was not green at a glance, but now the roads on both sides It is lush and green, and there is no more sandstorm that obscures the sky.

  [Concurrent] Bai Yanxia, ​​a staff member of the Landscaping Brigade, Forestry and Grassland Bureau of Jiayuguan City, Gansu Province

  The memory is very deep. There is a workshop in the place in front. We all go out every day and stop the car here, and then go out and busy at various spots. As a result, a strong wind comes, and we are about five meters away from each other. I can't see it clearly, and the entire sandstone blows off our studio.

  [Explanation] The local area began afforestation in 1966, and the trees planted were mainly poplars, sand jujubes and other wind-proof and sand-fixing trees. Bai Yanxia introduced that when trees were planted on the Gobi Desert and rocks, it was necessary to dig out the rocks and pad the loose soil to plant them.

  [Concurrent] Bai Yanxia, ​​a staff member of the Landscaping Brigade, Forestry and Grassland Bureau of Jiayuguan City, Gansu Province

  Because although it is covered with a layer of floating soil, it is still a Gobi Desert when it is dug down, and there are stones. Then we first lift the floating soil to one side, and then dig out the stones, sift the sand down, and put the good cushion. Put the soil in the pit to plant trees.

  [Explanation] Since the 1980s, local officials have promoted voluntary tree planting activities for the whole people, and spontaneous tree planting and green protection have become the "top priority" for the people in Jiayuguan. By carrying out the "Voluntary Tree Planting Year" for many years, Jiayuguan people have gradually built the barren land that was once covered with sand and gravel into a modern industrial tourism city with green trees, blue sky and blue lakes.

  [Concurrent] Zou Wei, Deputy Director, Civilization Office, Jiayuguan City, Gansu Province

  These are all benefiting the people and benefiting the people. From this perspective, the creation of a civilized city has the fundamental meaning of benefiting, for the people, and benefiting the people. From this, the overall level of the entire city can be improved.

  [Explanation] It is understood that according to the local climate characteristics, soil characteristics, and plant growth patterns, the local "privately customized" greening model exclusively for Jiayuguan, so that trees are the mainstay, and shrubs and lawns are supplemented to form a combination of arbor, shrub and grass. The three-dimensional planting pattern.

  Up to now, the area of ​​green land in Jiayuguan City has increased from 119 hectares in 1994 to 2738.7 hectares now, an increase of 23 times.

  Reporter Li Yalong Ding Si reports from Jiayuguan, Gansu

Editor in charge: [Sun Jingbo]