“The notice of the dynamic monitoring results of national forest cities in 2019，”issued by National Forestry and Grassland Administration on May 13threported thatXianning passed the review of national forest city and would remainas one of the national forest cities.
The noticeindicates that Xianning conscientiously implements the overall planning for the construction of national forest city， well completes the targets and tasks set for forest city construction， and constantlyenhances various building indicators.
Since Xianninghas been awarded the title of "National Forest City" in 2015， it hasconsistently valued the forest city construction in the process of economic and social development andhas comprehensively strengthened the construction of national forest citythrough the establishment of forest ecosystem， service system， industrial system， ecological and cultural system， and urban supporting system.
From 2015 to 2019， Xianning added 131，985.16 hectaresof afforestation areawhile the forest coverage rate reached 52.53%， which was above the national and provincial average;the utilization rate of local tree species reached 87.44% while the protection rate of old and famous trees up to 100%; Xianning vigorously carried forward ecological culture， with public awareness of ecological civilization raising significantly， and the public’s support and satisfaction with forest city construction exceeded 95%， according to statistics. (By Zhu Yaping/Xianning Daily)