Afforestation efforts taken in northwest China

Xinhua Published: 2019-04-08 10:43:17
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Farmers transport Mongolian Scots pine saplings in Yulin, Shaanxi Province on April 4, 2019. Forest coverage in Yulin, which suffered from serious soil erosion and desertification, has reached 33 percent thanks to afforestation efforts over the past 60 years. About 93 percent of the desert land has been put under control. The city will plant 690,000 mu (about 46,000 hectares) of trees in 2019. [Photo: Xinhua]

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