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Street afforestation in Korea

Pyongyang, January 23 (KCNA) — Horticultural workers of Korea are now busy cultivating effective species of trees for street.

Ornamental trees will be planted along streets in Pyongyang and other cities this year.
A peculiar maple-tree street will take its shape in the capital city of Pyongyang. Maple trees for it are growing at sapling fields in the city.
Thanks to the afforestation policy of the Workers’ Party of Korea, enormous achievements have been made in national afforestation.
According to Om Chang Ryong, Vice-Director of the Pyongyang Municipal Afforestation Bureau, over 2,300,000 trees of various species grow in streets, parks and pleasure grounds in the city, adding beauty to modern streets.
Changgwang, Kaeson, Chollima, Rakwon and other streets are also called apricot, gingko and cryptomeria streets.
Horticultural workers and architects are now directing great efforts to cultivating gingko, cryptomeria, walnut and other trees good to see, proper in height and less prone to damage by vermin, for better street afforestation.
They are also paying concern to shaping trees in keeping with modern sense of beauty.

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