Saturday, March 21, 2009
Tree planting to be held today in Nantou County
The public were urged yesterday to participate in a tree-planting activity today organized by Cingjing Veterans Farm in Nantou County to contribute to land conservation and environmental protection.
The annual “LOHAS Tree Planting Fun” event was launched three years ago to promote conservation through tree planting.
Organizers said this year’s event will be bigger than ever, with 2,642 cherry, peach, plum, sweet osmanthus, camellia and azalea saplings to be planted in the Little Swiss Garden and an additional 1,000 cherry saplings planted alongside a “natural ecology path” surrounding the farm.
Some 200 staff from 7-Eleven and 80 volunteers will take part, organizers said.
“We hope that this activity will raise public awareness that it is very difficult but absolutely necessary to protect the ecology,” a spokesman said.
“We hope to call on more volunteers to take care of these plants and contribute to conservation,” the spokesman said.
The Painting is by Edward Lear