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BDA plants a green paradise

Updated: 2022-04-25

On weekends, many residents enjoy fishing along the Tonghui Drainage and Irrigation Canal or ride on the greenway in Tongming Lake Park.

Not far behind them, 323 trees planted by voluntary tree-planting activities in the Beijing Economic and Technological Development Area (BDA) three years ago have already become a part of the beautiful spring picture in Beijing E-Town.


A glance at Tongming Lake Park [Photo/kfqgw.beijing.gov.cn]

Acer monoes, North American Begonia, Chinese pine, magnolia, ginkgo, cedar... The place where these trees were planted was originally a sand pit and garbage landfill, and. But now it has become a multi-functional wetland that can utilize rainwater resources.


Citizens ride in the park. [Photo/kfqgw.beijing.gov.cn]


Citizens enjoy themselves in the park. [Photo/kfqgw.beijing.gov.cn]

Nearly 500 saplings of 13 species including cherry blossoms, begonia, apple, persimmon, hawthorn, ginkgo, ash, lacebark pine, were planted in the BDA two years ago. 

Walking southwest, on the green land along Sanhaizi East Road, more than 240 saplings such as lacebark pine, catalpa bungei, and purple-leaf plum are bathed in the spring breeze. 

Today, the total area of green space in the BDA amounts to about 1,829.39 hectares, and the green space rate in the built-up area has reached 28.14 percent; the completed green coverage area is 2,106.09 hectares, the green coverage rate is 34.52 percent, and the per capita park green space reaches 27.78 square meters.