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  • Seoul to plant 26,500 trees at Hangang Parks with citizens

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    • –Seoul to plant 26,500 trees of 20 species at the total area of 6.2 hectares of six riverside parks starting from April 7 through 21, 2018
    • –Approximately 3,000 citizens to participate this tree-planting event as part of the 2030 Hangang Nature Restoration project
    • –The event committed to reducing air pollutants and absorb 1,020 tons of carbon dioxide over the next 30 years

    SEOUL, SOUTH Korea, April 5, 2018 — The Hangang Project Headquarters of the Seoul Metropolitan Government announced that it will encourage private companies and civil groups to voluntarily participate in planting 26,500 trees of 20 species at six riverside parks starting from April 7 through 21, 2018.

    During the tree-planting period, the total area to be planted will reach 6.2 hectares (62,000 square meters). It is committed to reducing air pollutants such as fine dust and absorb 1,020 tons of carbon dioxide over the next 30 years that will lead to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

    At the first event to be held at Gangseo Hangang Park on April 7, 700-storng participants will plant around 1,300 poplar trees. The one is hosted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, jointly organized by Evezary, a bedding and fabric home furnishing company, and the Korea Midland Power (KOMIPO), and sponsored by the Korea Forestry Promotion Institute (KOFPI) and the National Institute of Forest Science.

    Hosted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and organized by the Korea Green Foundation for the Disabled, the event dubbed “Make A Forest of Hope of Korea” will take place at Gangseo Hangang Park on Aril 21, which is the Day of Disabled Persons, to create the third “Carbon Offset Forest for the Disabled.” About 300 are expected to participate to plant a total of 1,000 poplar trees.

    In addition, the Seoul Metropolitan Government, Green Trust, the Korean Federation for Environment Movement, the Environmental Action Association and the Forest of Life will plant 21,200 trees including elms and bridal wreaths on the 7,000 square-meter land of the Jamsil, Ttukseom, Ichon, Mangwon and Gwangnaru Hangana Parks.