One hundred and fifty seven Chinese ministerial-level officials
planted more than 1,000 trees in Mentougou District, the southwest
suburb of Beijing, on Saturday.
Li Yucai, deputy director of the State Forestry Administration,
said the ministerial-level officials' tree-planting campaign in
Beijing has been going on for six consecutive years.
These high officials have planted 11,540 trees during the past
six years in Beijing, which pushed forward tree-planting activities
among all Chinese citizens, Li said.
By the end of 2006, Chinese citizens have planted more than 49.2
billion trees in numerous voluntary tree planting activities.
(Xinhua News Agency March 26, 2007)