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Hanoi replacing felled trees with those thriving in mountainous regions only: expert

Friday, March 27, 2015, 18:46 GMT+7
Hanoi replacing felled trees with those thriving in mountainous regions only: expert

The species of trees being planted in place of the trees cut down en masse in Hanoi is only suitable for soil and climate conditions in mountainous regions, not in urban areas, a plant expert has said.  

Dr. Nguyen Tuan Hiep, a specialist in plants at the Center for Plant Conservation Vietnam, gave the warning at a seminar on reviewing green planning for Hanoi following the project to cut down and replace 6,700 trees in the capital.

The event was held on Monday, three days after the chairman of the People’s Committee ordered the suspension of the project amid protests from the public, who said  some of the trees which have been felled – as many as 500 – included those that were still growing well.

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