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500 native trees and specific trees planted in the tomb of Emperor Gia Long
2/26/2024 9:02:18 AM
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 “Tree Planting Festival” launching ceremony at the tomb of Emperor Gia Long
On the morning of February 22nd, at the tomb of Emperor Gia Long in Huong Tho commune, Hue city, Hue Monuments Conservation Center organized a ceremony to launch the “Tet trong cay” (“Tree Planting Festival”) in the Year of Dragon 2024.
“Tree Planting Festival” launching ceremony at the tomb of Emperor Gia Long

In this campaign, 500 native trees and specific trees of the tomb area including plumbago zeylanica, barringtonia acutangulas, crimson bottlebrushes, and ironwoods, were selected to be planted along a total length of over 2 kilometers around the area of Dai Lake, the entrance to the tomb, and along the walking paths.

500 native trees and specific trees of the tomb area including plumbago zeylanica, barringtonia acutangulas, crimson bottlebrushes, and ironwoods, were selected to be planted.

In response to the government's initiative to plant one billion trees under the program “For a Green Vietnam”, the Gia Long Tomb has recently undergone comprehensive landscape restoration by Hue Monuments Conservation Center to welcome visitors. The tree planting aims to develop natural landscapes, contribute to greening vacant lands and hills, enhance environmental landscape protection and biodiversity for the heritage site. Moreover, tree planting also brings significant and long-term benefits to conservation, landscape enhancement, and utilization of the environmental heritage value, as well as contributing to the preservation of Hue Imperial Citadel Heritage.

 Planting trees to improve landscape forests at the heritage sites

Mr. Hoang Viet Trung - Director of Hue Monuments Conservation Center stated that Hue heritage is considered a unique landscape architecture, in which the green tree system plays an extremely important role, enhancing the beauty of architectural works and bringing vitality and sophistication to Hue heritage sites. The harmonious combination of aesthetically pleasing architectural works and dreamy natural landscapes has made Hue heritage sites “masterpieces of poetry and urban architecture”.

 Trees planted along a total length of over 2 kilometers surrounding the Dai Lake area, the entrance to the tomb, and along the walking paths

“After this tree planting campaign, the Center will continue to develop plans to implement native tree planting activities at the remaining heritage sites to ensure that protected areas are not illegally encroached upon, the improvement of the surrounding landscape forests will be further prioritized, and the environmental landscape will become increasingly green and clean,” said Mr. Trung.