Residents of Jiangmen's Taishan city recently found a new QR code hanging on the ancient and famous trees in the city. Details of these trees such as their scientific name, growth habit, geographical distribution as well as the history story behind the tree can be seen after scanning the codes.
(Photo: Jiangmen Daily)
These QR codes are digital identity cards produced by Taishan Forestry Bureau for the protection of local ancient and famous trees. According to the bureau, there are 280 ancient and famous trees in Taishan, including 4 national first-class protected ancient trees, 5 second-class trees, 268 third-class trees and 3 famous trees. The oldest tree is a bodhi in Taishan's Longgang Village, which is 712 years old.
Ancient trees are part of a unique ecological landscape with important scientific, historical, and cultural value.
The bureau assigned the conservation responsibility of each ancient tree to 17 towns and some individuals, so that the latest growth and development situation of trees can be acquired in a timely manner. It also proactively organizes publicity activities to improve residents' awareness of protecting ancient and famous trees.
Next the bureau will continue to improve the protection and management of the ancient and famous trees. It will strengthen cooperation with the city's Public Security Bureau to step up efforts to crack down on any illegal or criminal acts that might destroy or damage the ancient and famous trees.
Author: Ariel, Tonny (intern)
Editor: Wing, Olivia, Monica, Will, Jerry