13/04/2018 14:44 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Dong Thap works to preserve Vietnamese bamboo species

More than 60 Vietnamese bamboo varieties have been planted in the Gao Giong eco-tourism site in Cao Lanh district, the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap, as part of the site’s bamboo conservation project.

The bamboo plants, including tre gai, tam vong and soc vang, have been planted in Gao Giong cajuput forest since 2014. This is the place having the largest number of bamboo trees in Dong Thap.

Huynh Thanh Hien, head of the Gao Giong cajuput forest management board, said there are now 61 bamboo species planted in the forest. Most of them have adapted to local soil conditions and the atmosphere well.

Bamboo trees of various species are planted across the forest, creating fresh shade and a rustic beauty for visitors to the locality.

Luu Thi My Diem, a tourist from Ninh Thuan province, said I feel very relaxed while spending time here with my friend under the cool shadow and pure air created by the bamboo.

If young visitors come here to find an airy space, for old people, bamboo reminds them of a kind of tree that has close attachment to their lives.

Luong Van Bay, a resident in Cao Lanh district, said the bamboo is planted to prevent soil erosion. Besides, it creates fresh air and can be used for many purposes such as agricultural tools, building material and also as an ornamental tree.

The forest management board is collecting bamboo species from other Southeast Asian and European countries.

In 2018, the board plans to plant bamboos to form a map of Vietnam covering 15 hectares in the Gao Giong eco-tourism area.