Planting trees in Mongolia

 

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Korean Air to plant trees in Mongolia to prevent desertification

Theodore Koumelis

From May 15th to 26th, more than 200 Korean Air employees will be cooperating with 600 local residents to plant trees in Mongolia.

Hong Kong – Korean Air has been taking the lead in saving the Earth by volunteering for 14 consecutive years to plant trees in Mongolia.

From May 15th to 26th, more than 200 Korean Air employees will be cooperating with 600 local residents to plant trees in Mongolia. This activity is part of Korean Air’s ‘Global Planting Project‘ which aims to prevent desertification of the city and save the environment. What was once a deserted area now has more than 110,000 trees planted and has been renamed ‘Korean Air Forest‘. The forest is located at Baganuur, a city 150 kilometers east of Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia.

Mongolia Global Planting Project ‘Korean Air Forest’ covers an area of 440,000 square meters and consists mainly of poplar trees, sea buckthorn and Siberian elms. The fruits of the sea buckthorn are used as ingredients of vitamin drinks. Thus planting trees not only makes the city greener but also contributes to increasing the incomes of local residents. The airline is focused on maintaining the forest well and has hired a local professional to look after it and to train local residents in supervision.

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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.