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Extensive Tree-planting Campaign in DPRK

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

    Pyongyang, March 25 (KCNA) -- The tree-planting campaign in spring is in full swing in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. All the people from the young to the aged have turned out in the campaign with a high degree of patriotism. On the Tree-planting Day (March 2) they transplanted more than five million saplings of various good species in revolutionary sites associated with exploits of President Kim Il Sung, anti-Japanese war hero Kim Jong Suk and leader Kim Jong Il, institution compounds, mountains and fields of the country. Jagang Province has long paid attention to the cultivation of saplings to convert the mountains in the province into "treasure mountains".
    Citizens of Huichon planted over 2.6 million saplings of acacia, larch and pine nut trees cultivated in ten hectares of nurseries.
    In North and South Hwanghae Provinces, tree-planting has been conducted to suit their topographical conditions. People in Koksan County have extended the width of a 180 kilometer-long windbreak forest by 0.5 meter and planted more saplings between trees.
    Sinphyong County, which has set an example in making persimmon-apricot trees as garden ones, produced about 15,000 seedlings of the tree to be sent to different parts of the country. Each house in the rural communities of the county has more than five fruit trees.
    Ongjin County has planted over 30,000 paulownia trees for scenic beauty and each family has made one hectare of firewood forest.
    The tree-planting campaign is being conducted in South Hamgyong, Kwangwon, South Phyongan and other Provinces, too.



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