Nanjing removing poplar trees with allergy-causing catkins
2017-11-14 17:00:00

Nanjing in East China's Jiangsu province is planning to remove most of its 10,000 poplar trees in an effort to eliminate fallen catkins that bother millions of people in the springtime.

Qi Peiwen, associate counsel for Nanjing Gardening and Greening Bureau, said that the poplar trees will be removed across the city in three years, including downtown and along the freeways.

"The city planted many poplar trees around the year 2000 because they were cheap, grew fast and could improve the environment in a short time," she said. "They can grow very tall in three to five years and begin to shed countless white catkins."

Source:chinadaily.com.cn Editor:Hiram