A breezy, sunny afternoon seemed like the perfect day to head out to the hillsides. Over a hundred 2014 WWD artists went to a nearby hill of Guifeng mountain on foot in the afternoon of March 24 for the tree planting event that supports environmental sustainability.
The event aimed to observe WWD and revitalize the importance of the natural surroundings. 600 Red Sandalwood and 100 Wenge trees were planted for this eco-friendly event.
There was a wide variety of nationalities and a high level of enthusiasm. All the international participants and Chinese workers from local communities dug in at the planting site of over 6 acres of land. Everybody pulled together, grabbed shovels, dug planting holes of proper diameters and depths, and prepared the saplings to be put into the ground.
As trees are one of the most important features of our natural environment, it is our common responsibility to protect, maintain and create the green land. The participants rolled up their sleeves and exercised their green thumbs to increase the urban green land and expand the natural spaces in the Chinese communities.
The combined effort of all individuals was a key component to make this outreach program a success, especially when the big trees were going to be planted.
The tree planting activity provided an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, connect with nature and share a part for the Chinese local environment.
Xianyou is a county in Fujian Province that is mostly mountainous with a nearly 63% forest coverage rate. The tree planting event provided greenery to contribute to the county’s landscaping and environment, which would lead to a healthier ecosystem in the future.
Everyone who joined this event made it an uplifting experience. The participants forested the hillsides with a dedication to sustainable living, manifesting WWD concept “Wood is Good” in China.
World Wood Day is a cultural event celebrated annually during the week of March 21st to highlight wood as an eco-friendly and renewable biomaterial and to raise awareness on the key role wood plays in a sustainable world. Starting from 2013, WWD celebrations were held in Tanzania and China respectively, involving participants from over 100 countries and regions.