Foreign experts plant trees in Hubei

(safea.gov.cn) Updated: 2017-03-17

Foreign experts plant trees in Hubei

Foreign experts attend a tree-planting activity in Wuhan, Hubei province, on Mar 10.[photo/safea.gov.cn]

Foreign experts from 26 countries attended a tree-planting activity in Wuhan, Hubei province, on March 10.

Foreign experts plant trees in Hubei

Officials of Hubei province attend the launching ceremony of the activity.[photo/safea.gov.cn]

Ian Robertson, a professor from Huazhong Agricultural University and expert in epidemiology, delivered a speech before the activity started. He said that his father was a scientist in trees and vegetation, so that he learned a lot about different kinds of trees in his childhood. He said he was excited to plant a tree in China, and he hoped that he will be able to bring his grandson to see the Foreign Expert Friendship Forest one day in the future.

Foreign experts plant trees in Hubei

Foreign experts plant a tree.[photo/safea.gov.cn]

In order to build a greener Hubei, the Hubei Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs has been holding tree-planting activates every spring since 2001. In the past 17 years, more than 1,700 foreign experts have taken part in this activity, and three Foreign Expert Friendship Forests have been built up, with over 16,000 trees planted.

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