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植树节当日 石家庄10万人植树40万株 - Arbor Day: 100000 people from Shijiazhuang planted 400000 trees print version
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3月1 2日,是我国第33个植树节[1],省会[2]10余万党政军民[3]参加义务植树活动,栽下40余万株树苗。

上午8时30分开始,在西山义务植树基地,来自石家庄市直机关[4]、驻石部队、鹿泉市直机关的2500人,在这里栽植树苗。一天下来,他们栽下核桃树[5]2万余棵。市人口和计划生育委员会[6]机关干部武常贵参加义务植树活动已经有30余年了。他说:"植树是每个公民应尽的义务,需要长期坚持。"

除西山外,还有由市内各区机关干部、青年学生组成的1万余人的植树大军,共栽植榆树、杨树[7]等5万余棵。各县也开展了各种形式的义务植树活动。

"近几年,我市每年都有近500万人次参加义务植树活动,种植各种树木1300万株以上。"石家庄市林业局[8]局长、市绿化委员会办公室[9]主任杨建秋表示,今年是石家庄创建"国家森林城市"的关键之年。这次义务植树活动,对于加快创建步伐,将起到很大的推动作用,呼吁广大市民抓住当前植树造林的时机,积极行动起来,投身到植树造林活动中去。


March 12th is China's 33 Arbor Day, more than 100000 government officers and civilians took part in the planting tree activity in the provincial capital (Shijiazhuang, capital of Hebei province), planting more than 400000 tree saplings.

Starting at 8:30 in the morning, the Xishan volunteer tree planting base, 2500 people, including officers directly subordinated to the Shijiazhuang municipality, troops of Zhushi and officers directly subordinated to the Luquan municipality, have planted tree saplings in the place. As the day passed, they have planted more than 20000 walnut trees. Townsman and office cadre of the family planning committee, Wu Changyi, has already volunteered in the tree-planting activity for more than 30 years. He said: Planting trees is a duty which every citizen should do his best to perform, and persist in doing for a long time.

Except for Xishan, there were also a tree-planting forces of more than 10000 people of office cadres from each district in the city and youth students, who altogether planted more than 50000 elm trees, torch trees and poplar trees. Each county also has developed many types of volunteering tree-planting activities.

"In the recent few years, every year there are more than 5 million people from my city who take part in the volunteer tree-planting activity, planting more than 1300 tree-trunks of different tree types." Director of the bureau of forestry in Shijiazhuang and director of the committee office of city afforesting, Yang Jianqiu said that this year is a key year for the "national forest city" established in Shijiazhuang. Concerning accelerating this advancement, the tree planting activity this year is a big promoting action, calling on city citizens to seize the present plantation opportunity, taking action dynamically, engaging in the plantation activity.  

[1] 植树节 zhí shù jié - Arbor day; a national day which is dedicated by many people, particularly government offices and schools, for planting trees. In China Arbor Day takes place on March 12th each year.

[2]省会 shěnghuì - Provincial capital; this news article depicts activities in Shijiazhuang, capital of Hebei province.

[3] 党政军民 dǎngzhèng jūn mín - Party, government and army people; government and army members.

[4] 直机关 zhí jīguān - Short for 直属机关; directly subordinated bodies and offices

[5] 核桃树 hétao shù - Walnut tree.

[6] 计划生育委员会 jìhuàshēngyù wěiyuánhuì - Family planning committee; governmental committee which is mainly responsible for supervising and carrying out China's birth planning policies.

[7] 榆树、杨树 yúshù、yángshù - Elm tree, poplar tree (respectively).

[8] 市林业局 shì línyè jú - Bureau of forestry.

[9] 市绿化委员会办公室 shì lǜhuà wěiyuánhuì bàngōngshì - Office committee for city afforesting.


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