Seoul Constructing Four Different Themed Hangang Forest for Restoration
The City of Seoul, as part of its nature restoration projects, completed construction of ‘Hangang Forest’ in four locations including Jamsil, Yeouido, and Jamwon and opened them up to citizens beginning in August.
The newly constructed Hangang Forest with a total area of 40,800 ㎡, was planted with 37,412 trees of various types. The spaces were constructed in varied manners matching 4 themes that consider the riverside scenery and location.
At Jamsil Hangang Park, 12,267 trees of around 23 types, including ones which can serve as habitats for small creatures and as food for wild birds, were planted and the <Jamsil Eco Forest> was created for the sake of species diversity restoration through ecological environment improvement.
At Yeouido Hangang Park, pin oak trees, which have strong pollution resistance, were densely planted at the boundary point with the roadside, and the <Yeouido Buffer Forest> was created for the sake of blocking car exhaust and noise along with atmospheric cleanup through fine dust reduction.
At Jamwon Hangang Park, the <Jamwon Healing Forest> was created, space that can heal and provide abundant shade to citizens visiting the park.
The Hangang’s <Cottonwood 100-ri Path> is a forest path where you can enjoy to the fullest the quiet and still atmosphere of the riverside along the approximately 40 km between Gwangnaru and Gangseo Hangang Park. Approximately 1,800 cottonwood trees were planted along the riverside, causing recollections of the poplar forests within the masterpieces of Van Gogh and Monet.
The ‘Hangang Forest Construction Project’ is operated through the City of Seoul and the voluntary participation of Seoul citizens/organizations/business who love the Hangang, and is a project through which we are together creating an environment where humans and nature can coexist together.
|Yeouido Buffer Forest||Jamsil Eco Forest|
|Jamwon Healing Forest||Cottonwood 100-ri Path|