Beijing to plant over 10K hectares of trees this year

Beijing is mulling to plant 10,667 hectares of trees this year, to raise the city’s forest coverage rate to 44.6 per cent, authorities said.

Some 400 hectares of urban greenery will be added in 2021, and the per capita area of park greenery will reach 16.6 square metres, according to the Beijing Gardening and Greening Bureau, Xinhua reported.

Meanwhile, some 1,000 hectares of wetland will be restored or created in the Chinese capital, the bureau said.

The construction of some major parks, including a Winter Olympic forest park in Shijingshan District, will be promoted in 2021.

From 2016 to 2020, the city planted 76,667 hectares of trees and created or restored a total of 11,000 hectares of wetland.