A seedling garden (Source: baolangson.com)

Lang Son (VNA) – A ceremony was held in Lang Son City, the northern border province of Lang Son, on February 21 to launch a tree-planting festival.

The event was attended by local authorities and hundreds of youths and residents of the city.

More than 300 peach blossoms trees were planted in the Mac Dynasty historical site.

The same day, trees were also planted in other places, including historical sites, scenic spots and schools. Fruit trees were planted for social policies beneficiaries.

In 2018, the province aims to plant more than 9,000 new hectares of forests, raising forest coverage to 62 percent.-VNA