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Hunan has 55 per of its land covered with forest
www.chinaview.cn 2006-01-14 13:28:50

    CHANGSHA, Jan. 14 (Xinhuanet) -- The sub-tropical province of Hunan, central China, boasted 12.81 million hectares of forested land by the end of last year, with its forest coverage rate reaching 55 percent.

    According to the provincial forestry resources statistics, the province's forested area includes 19.09 million hectares of woodland and 1.54 million hectares of bamboo forest, with the total forest volume reaching 3.79 trillion cubic meters.

    Hunan's cash trees mainly include tea-oil, tung and tea trees.

    The province also boasts 56,000 square kilometers of wetland, or 26.47 percent of the province's total land space. Enditem

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