IN order to reduce the imbalance of green spaces in different regions, Shenzhen has decided to strengthen the construction of green spaces in old urban areas and old housing estates this year, sznews.com reported Thursday.
The determination came after an inspection report concerning the municipal regulations on landscape greening. The regulations were implemented Oct. 1, 2016.
In terms of ancient and precious trees that are seen in local and natural geography and have high ornamental and research value, the city has established a maintenance information management system and a QR code information management system.
Management staffers and citizens can inquire for detailed information about each ancient and precious tree through the system and get first-hand knowledge of its maintenance and protection.
It has been confirmed that there are 1,608 ancient and precious trees in Shenzhen. At present, 30 of them have signs attached with QR codes. It is expected that all ancient and precious trees in the city will have such signs in the next three years.
The report also points out the lack of green spaces in regions outside of the original Special Economic Zone, which comprises Futian, Luohu, Nanshan and Yantian districts.
In addition, the input of building green spaces in old housing estates is insufficient. Unauthorized occupation of green spaces in housing estates is frequent and illegal parking of shared bikes has also wreaked havoc on the green belts, according to the report.
"This year, Shenzhen will coordinate a new pattern of urban greening, improve the layout and function of urban green spaces and designate green spaces for permanent protection as soon as possible," said the inspection team.
The team also requested that relevant departments roll out measures and guidelines to tackle these problems and release the city's greening white paper to help the public better understand the resources, development and planning of landscape greening.
It is suggested that small factories be built across the city to crush branches, which can be mixed with sludge and fermented into organic fertilizer for the daily maintenance of green spaces.