林地概况 Forest Basic Information
To date, MTP has successfully planted 2,514,637 trees on 38 forest plots, covering an area of 35,597.15 Mu (nearly 23.73 km2) in Inner Mongolia. In 2020, a new plot of 1709 Mu was planted, marked as plot 2020-1. More details are given in the graph below. (1 Hectare=15 Mu)
栽植树种 Type of Trees
To date, we’ve planted 8 types of tree species in MTP forests, including 1-year-old and 2-year-old hybrid poplar bare-root seedlings, yellow horn seedlings, maple (Acer Mono) seedlings and 1-year-old container maple seedlings, 3-year-old container pine tree seedlings, 1-year-old and 2-year-old elm seedlings, 1-year-old Caragana Microphylla container seedlings, 2-year-old willow seedlings, 2-year-old Phellodendron amurense seedlings. Poplars and pines made up for the majority of the trees planted, the percentages being 52% and 39% respectively, and other tree species combined less than 10%. As of 2020, the survival rates for most tree species were above 60%, showing that these tree species had been well adapted to the local environment.
林地保存率 Forest Survival Rate
In October and November, MTP team conducted surveys in 29 forest sites, which were planted from 2009 to 2020. The surveys took 18 days in total, covering 239 sample sites and 7709 tree samples. The sampling ratio was 0.31%. The survey measurements included the survival rate, height, basal diameter, diameter at breast height, crown width and spacing in the rows. Based on our survey results, the overall survival rate of all MTP forests in 2020 was 68.92%.