In Pics: Celebrating the Preservation and Planting of Trees on Tree Planting Day

Children plant a sapling in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. Image source: Xinhua/Michael Tewelde

BEIJING, March 12 – Today marks China’s National Tree Planting Day. On this special day, we celebrate the preservation and planting of trees, an essential practice for our planet’s health and well-being.

Trees play a crucial role in our environment, providing us with clean air and water, cooling shade, habitat for wildlife, and even creating healthier communities. That’s why many countries around the world, including Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Brazil, and Germany, also observe a designated day for tree planting. While the specific date may vary in different countries, the purpose remains the same – to appreciate and protect our precious trees.

Let’s take a look at some heartwarming tree-planting activities worldwide, showcasing how our collective efforts are making a difference in making our planet greener.

Tree-Planting Activities Around the Globe

1. Jishui County, China
Children watering seedlings just planted at a park in Jishui County, east China's Jiangxi Province

Volunteers in Jishui County, China, nurturing young saplings with care. Every drop of water counts when it comes to helping trees thrive and grow.

2. Hawalli Governorate, Kuwait
Volunteers plant trees during a tree-planting campaign in Hawalli Governorate, Kuwait

Community members in Hawalli Governorate, Kuwait, coming together to make their surroundings greener. Their dedication to tree planting showcases the power of collective action.

3. Nairobi, Kenya
A man planting a tree during World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought in Nairobi, Kenya

In Nairobi, Kenya, a man takes part in World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought by planting a tree. Each tree planted is a step towards combating environmental challenges.

4. Sanjiang Mangrove Wetland Park, China
A worker planting mangrove trees at Sanjiang Mangrove Wetland Park in Haikou, China

A worker in Haikou, China, diligently plants mangrove trees in the Sanjiang Mangrove Wetland Park. These vital trees not only protect the ecosystem but also provide a stunning landscape.

5. Haikou, China
People participating in a tree-planting activity on Chinese Youth Day in Haikou, China

During Chinese Youth Day in Haikou, China, people of all ages join together to plant trees. This shared enthusiasm sets a positive example for future generations.

6. Huangchuan County, China
A worker pruning potted plants at a flowers and trees planting company in Huangchuan County, China

A dedicated worker in Huangchuan County, China, meticulously prunes potted plants. Attention to detail ensures that every plant receives proper care and grows to its full potential.

7. Colombo, Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa planting a phoenix tree in the Port City project garden

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa participates in a tree-planting activity, symbolizing the country’s commitment to environmental preservation. The phoenix tree takes root, representing hope for the future.

8. Hongqiao Town, China
Children in traditional costumes planting a sapling in Hongqiao Town, China

Children dressed in traditional costumes of ethnic groups plant saplings in Hongqiao Town, China. Their cultural heritage blends harmoniously with their dedication to a greener future.

9. Qiaoxi District, China
Children planting trees at Wuzhong Village in Qiaoxi District, China

In Qiaoxi District, China, children actively participate in tree planting, fostering a love for nature from an early age. Their small actions today create a significant impact tomorrow.

10. Shenmu County, China
Zhang Yinglong observing on the forest watchtower at Gechougou Village, Shenmu County, China

Zhang Yinglong keeps a watchful eye on the forest from a watchtower in Gechougou Village, Shenmu County, China. Monitoring and safeguarding our forests contribute to their long-term health and preservation.

11. Caiyuan Township, China
Workers planting trees at the site of an ecological restoration project on Jinling iron mine in Caiyuan Township, China

Workers planting trees at the site of an ecological restoration project in Caiyuan Township, China. Restoration efforts give new life to areas affected by industrial activities, creating a harmonious balance between nature and progress.

Through these images, we witness the powerful impact that tree planting has on our world. It is a testament to the collective responsibility we have in preserving and nurturing our environment, one tree at a time.

As believers in the importance of tree planting, Tips Tree Planting encourages you to take action and contribute to the preservation of our planet. Together, we can create a greener and more sustainable future for generations to come. Happy Tree Planting Day!