To make Matsu greener and more beautiful, plants are grown on the Arbor Day
In celebration of the Arbor Day, from March 11 onwards, Matsu National Scenic Area Administration had been planting trees in the five islands across four townships with Matsu County Government. Each of the four seasons in Matsu feels unique, and due to Matsu’s geographical conditions, its plants are different from the Taiwan proper. This year, the Administration made customized tree-growing plans for the tourist destinations within its reign. For instance, cherry trees, Chinese wormwood and Australian laurel were planted in Beihai Leisure Area to enhance the place’s regional charm.
Matsu in fact already has a few cherry blossom trails, and visitors all like to take photos along. Chinese wormwood is highly aromatic and people believe it can expel evil, aside from being used as traditional medicine. For these reasons, the wormwood has always been loved by locals. Resilient Australian laurel is easy to grow and therefore suitable for windy Matsu.
Particularly for this year’s Arbor Day, the Administration planted plenty of Australian laurel. By autumn, when the plant has grown much more, a beautiful scene can be expected. The Administration hopes to show the vitality and beauty of plants to visitors in all corners of Matsu!