Do you like trees?
Yes, I am a tree lover because trees let me breathe better, without them I couldn’t survive any longer.Are there any important trees in your country?
There are many important trees in my country. The use of bamboo, for example, can be ranged from furniture making to building construction. Besides, the weeping willow trees symbolize the new hope in ancient China, therefore, there are many poem complimenting them.
Is there a forest near your hometown?
Yes. It’s just the world-renowned Huangshan Mountain with various kinds of trees living there, the most famous one are pine trees.
Would you like to live in a place that has a lot of trees?
Yes, I’m really into getting close to nature cause I believe it’s the most healthy and natural way of living. Although it’s unreasonable to have such lifestyle in Beijing now, I still hold that dream in my life.
Where can one find trees (or forests) in your country?
I guess trees can be easily seen in my country. If you are in cities, there are always many sycamore trees along the streets; or if you are in the suburb areas, you will see forests in various sizes.
Do you think places with trees attract more visitors than places with few trees? Well, yes. Obviously places with lots of trees are shadier, cooler, more humid and much less windy; therefore, people will feel more comfortable and more likely to get close to nature.
Did you ever climb trees when you were a child?
Yes, of course. There are many trees in my community when I was a kid; I always climbed trees to get higher or to seek the birds’ eggs.
Have you ever planted a tree?
Yes, once. I remembered when my middle school once organized hiking in a mountainous area, we planted several saplings in the forest, and I guess they have grown up into big trees already.
Do you think more people should plant trees?
Yes, I believe more trees should be planted both in and outside the cities because they can absorb the pollutant gases and provide enough oxygen; besides, tree can save water and prevent soil erosion. Therefore, trees are critically important to keep our eco-system balanced. We are supposed to not only plant more trees, but protect the existing ones.
Do you think trees are important? What are their benefits?
Certainly, trees are vital. As the biggest plants on the planet, they give us oxygen, store carbon, stabilize the soil and give life to the world’s wildlife. They also provide us with the materials for tools and shelter. Trees also help prevent flooding and soil erosion, absorbing thousands of liters of storm water.
Do you think we need to protect trees?
Yes, I do believe that we need to care about trees, now more than ever because we would be in real trouble without our trees and forests. If we want to stand a chance against climate change and ensure the possibility of a bright future, we have to stand up for our forests.