With the spring returning, it is again the season for planting trees. On the morning of March 7, Qingpu District leading officials and the functionaries of the district Party committee, district people’s congress, district government and CPPCC district committee as well as Huaxin Town participated in the annual activity of voluntary tree planting at Huaxin Town ecological corridor, so as to add more green color in Qingpu’s efforts in creating the national civilized urban district and comprehensively improving the ecology and environment.
Upon arriving at the site of planting trees before 9:00 am, district Party chief Zhao Huiqin, Zhu Mingfu, chairman of the standing committee of district people’s congress, Li Huagui, chairperson of district CPPCC committee, deputy district Party chief Han Shunfang and other district officials threw themselves into the work of planting trees by digging, filling and carefully completing each procedure. There were people who were busy planting trees everywhere on the site. While planting the trees, the district officials talked with the functionaries to learn about the producing areas and growth characteristics of the saplings and compared notes on strengthening ecological construction and improving the ecology and environment. After hard work, nearly 1,000 osmanthus trees and beech trees stood up to show vitality in the warm spring breeze.
As a leisure greenbelt, Huaxin Town ecological corridor is located north of Huchang Expressway and east of Middle Xinfeng Road and covers an area of 87.45 mu in the shape of rectangle. After completion, the planted trees will be mainly the local species arranged adequately so as to create the abundant landscaping effect of “spring flowers, summer shades, autumn fruits and winter shapes”.
The trees are planted and the green areas grow every year. This spring, the sub-districts and towns in the district have accelerated the progress in planting trees and greening in the campaign of “comprehensive ecological and environmental improvement”. In five years, the district will form the greenbelt system and urban greenways including “district parks, community parks and pocket parks”, with 1,548 hectares of forests and 288 hectares of greenbelts newly added.