Summary: better Integration of forests into City Life
Xinhua News Agency, Zhengzhou, November 15, by wire title: summary: making forests better integrated into urban life
Xinhua News Agency reporters Hu Lu and Cheng Shuaipeng
In the city full of steel and cement in the past, there are a lot of leisure green space and small parks quietly. The spreading color of nature on the street is witnessing the optimization of the living environment and the change of the way of life.
The forest walks into the city, full of people's yearning for a better life. At the 2019 Symposium on Forest City Construction held in Xinyang, Henan Province on the 15th, Zhang Jianlong, director of the State Forestry and grassland Administration, said that since its launch in 2004, the construction of forest cities across the country has shown a good trend of vigorous development. 387 cities across the country have carried out the creation of national forest cities, and 11 provinces have also carried out the construction of forest urban agglomerations, forming a cross-regional construction system covering urban and rural areas.
In the process of establishment, all localities vigorously carry out forest parks, country parks, green water systems, green passageways, street leisure green space and other construction, so that people go into the forest, embrace nature, and really enjoy the achievements of forest city construction.
Forest into the city, not only brings people a happier life, but also adds the driving force for the sustainable development of the city. Walking into Yellowstone National Mine Park, with its eyes full of green and flowers, it is hard to imagine that it used to be a hard rock dump. The person in charge of the Huangshi Forestry Bureau said with emotion that after years of efforts, the miners finally planted a large area of Robinia pseudoacacia on the waste rock yard. Every time the locust blossoms in season, tourists always come in a steady stream.
Huangshi, Hubei Province, a city that has been mining for many years and once almost exhausted its resources, has now closed many mines, accelerated the greening of barren mountains and the development of forestry resources, and actively developed ecotourism and rural tourism. Got on a ride with green development.
The forest walks into the city and also connects the road to prosperity in the beautiful countryside. With the improvement of the ecological environment, forest tourism, leisure and other emerging green industries have become popular, enrich the holiday life of citizens, but also promote farmers to increase their income and become rich. Green water and green mountains are becoming the golden and silver mountains of the common people.
In Changshui Village, Luoping Town, Wuning County, Jiujiang City, Jiangxi Province, Lu Xianfeng, a post-80s young man, returned to his hometown to start a business. He took the lead in setting up the Yueshan House Forest House Resort, which earns more than 1 million yuan a year. "the number of visitors this year has doubled compared with the same period last year, and many people in the city have come here for leisure and vacation." Lu Xianfeng said that this is inseparable from the improvement of the local ecological environment. In recent years, the vegetation on the mountain has become more luxuriant, and bursts of birdsong can be heard every morning by pushing the window. A few days ago, villagers saw macaques eating wild fruit on trees. In his view, as long as the ecological environment is good, rural development will have a bright future.
In the future, how can we better promote the integration of forests into people's lives? Zhang Jianlong said: at present, the green space rate of urban built-up areas in China is only 37.9%, and the per capita green space area of parks is only 14.1 square meters, which is far lower than the average level of cities in the world. Therefore, it is still necessary to continue to strengthen the forest city construction, so that the forest city construction continues to extend to the depth and breadth. At the same time, we should also pay attention to the effectiveness of the process and improve the quality of forest city construction.
"in the process of actual construction of forest cities, there is still the phenomenon of blind pursuit of greening speed and visual effects in some places." He said: in the construction of forest cities, we must stress science and use science, and resolutely put an end to the act of eager for quick success and quick benefit and blind decision-making. We should pay attention to improving the function of the urban ecosystem, persist in implementing scientific concepts such as giving priority to native tree species and diversifying the allocation of plants, and resolutely oppose erroneous practices such as greediness, big trees entering the city, strange flowers and plants, and so on.