Tree Planting in China

Last semester I helped my daughter gather research on global warming and environmental issues. Through the research we learned quite a bit on deforestation and the contribution it has made towards global warming and the enhanced greenhouse effect. However, this post is not about deforestation rather it’s about a great environmental enhancement initiative underway in Luxu and other areas of China. It’s about tree planting and replanting.

Read about Europe’s involvement in China’s tree planting initiative; the article can be found here. Read about the Great Green Wall program here.

The following are photo’s taken in areas nearby. Some of the photo’s will show a positive nurturing process followed when trees are transplanted.

This orchard of trees were transplants from another area.

This orchard of trees were transplants from another area.

The trees have a rope tied to the trunk. I've yet to find someone that can provide an official reason for the tying of the trees.

The trees have a rope tied to the trunk. I’ve yet to find someone who can provide an official reason for the tying of the trees.

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If we look closely, there are trees that have plaques of information about the tree either hanging on the tree or on the ground.

If we look closely, there are trees that have plaques of information about the tree either hanging on the tree or on the ground.

Notice that this bamboo section is on an elevated or mound of sorts. We see this quite often in this country.

Notice that this bamboo section is on an elevated or mound of sorts. We see this quite often in this country.

The remnants of rope.

The remnants of rope.

This tree is on the other side of the lake. This is the first time I see a tree wrapped with strips of wood and rope. I'm sure there is a very good reason for this; however, I find it artistic as well.

This tree is on the other side of the lake. This is the first time I see a tree wrapped with strips of wood and rope. I’m sure there is a very good reason for this; however, I find it artistic as well.

In Shanghai, we were walking down this empty road and noticed the uniformity of the trees.

In Shanghai, we were walking down this empty road and noticed the uniformity of the trees.

Again, symmetrical in size, and starting point of the tree branching out.

Again, symmetrical in size, and starting point of the tree branching out.

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These are shrubs; but, I wanted to point out the man made trek of runoff water.

These are shrubs; but, I wanted to point out the man-made trek of runoff water.

 

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This is very common in this area and quite possibly this country. A tree is supported with this type of structure to support the tree and promote the growth of upright trees, Any thoughts or factual insights to why this type of support is provided on newer trees?

The bamboo shoots are supported by a trellis made of bamboo. Genius!

The bamboo shoots are supported by a trellis made of bamboo. Genius!

 

 

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