The procedure of tree planting doesn’t change every year but the volunteers who help with planting do. Therefore, it’s rare to see anyone who join the April planting trip more than once. But Jesse from SMIC school is an exception. He has been with MTP since 2016, and this is his third and last time to Inner Mongolia before he moves to US for university. It’s certainly hard for him to say goodbye.
This year’s planting trip is meant to be exceptional. The temperature changed dramatically from below zero to 15 degrees Celsius during 10 days. It snowed on the first trip and rained in the latter two. The abnormal weather is a warning of the climate change. And in an effort to raise awareness of the local environmental issues, MTP started to organize the planting trip years ago.
图片来源：上海民办尚德学校 Source: Shangde Private School
Till April 16th, there have been 154 volunteers from seven schools and 17 companies joined the trip this year, and 1,110 trees has been planted. Apart from tree planting, sessions like pruning and demonstration experiments were also welcomed by the participants.
航拍志愿者修枝 Aerial photo of volunteers prunning
Seeing off all the volunteers, MTP continues its work for this initiative in the 12th year. Again, the team would like to give special thanks to the continuous support from the sponsor companies and schools. You are the reason that MTP can make it to 2,134,400 trees and bring changes to local environment and livelihood.
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