Zhejiang carries out the first batch of adoption activities of ancient and famous trees
Xinhua News Agency, Hangzhou, 16 Nov (Reporter Xu Shunda and Fang Wenyu)-- after thousands of years, an ancient tree has naturally flourished and declined with its tenacious spirit, continuing people's nostalgia. On the occasion of the anniversary of the implementation of the measures for the Adoption of Old and famous trees in Zhejiang Province, Zhejiang recently launched the first batch of activities to adopt ancient and famous trees for all units, enterprises and individuals in the province.
It is understood that this adoption activity is divided into designated and non-designated categories. For those who designate to adopt primary protection (more than 500 years) of old or famous trees, each tree shall not be less than 5000 yuan / year, and those who designate to adopt secondary protection (more than 300 years) of ancient trees shall not be less than 3000 yuan / year; For those designated to adopt three levels of protection (more than 100 years) of ancient trees, each tree shall not be less than 1000 yuan per year. If it is not designated for adoption, the amount of donation per person shall not be less than 200 yuan per year, and the adoption object shall be determined by the administrative department of ancient and valuable trees at or above the county level.
At present, there are 270000 ancient and famous trees in Zhejiang, how to provide reliable financial protection for the protection of ancient and famous trees has been a difficult problem. Nowadays, promoting the adoption of old and famous trees has become one of the new ways to solve the problem of protection funds.
According to the "measures for the Adoption of Old and famous trees in Zhejiang Province", the adopters donate adoption funds, and the maintenance and management of the adopted objects shall be carried out by the caretakers of the old and famous trees, and the administrative department of the ancient and famous trees shall be responsible for supervision. At the same time, the adoption of ancient and famous trees is based on the principle of voluntary adoption. Adopters may adopt either individually or jointly. Donating money to adopt an old and famous tree can be regarded as completing the voluntary tree planting task of one person for one year. The adoption of ancient and famous trees does not change the ownership relationship and management responsibility relationship of ancient and famous trees.
How are adoption funds managed? According to reports, the adoption funds are managed as a whole, and the special funds are used mainly for the propaganda, rescue, management and protection of ancient and famous trees within the county, making adoption certificates, setting up adoption signs, and so on. The use of adoption funds is regularly announced to the public and subject to social supervision.
In addition, the adopter shall not engage in all kinds of commercial activities by adopting old and valuable trees, and may not add buildings, structures, billboards, etc., within the scope of protection of its adoptive objects for any reason, And should support the old and famous tree caretaker to take the management and protection measures to the adoption object.