By He Ping
Green buds grow in spring, thus green shades spread in summer. On account of shutting out the sun, boulevards are integral to an urban area. Miyun Road (Siping Road-West Dalian Road), the 12th boulevard in Hongkou, has appeared recently. Hongkou has unceasingly promoted boulevard construction since 2011, which extrudes characteristics and equates ecology with social needs for satisfying more people with urban greenery.
Lush greenery adds radiance to historical features
Owning Lu Xun’s former dwelling, the former site of Qu Qiubai’s apartment, Wenhua Villa and Qian’aili, the Historical Feature Reserve of Shanyin Road triggers a flow of reveries especially with revolutionary stories, garden residences and new lane residences. Nearby, with dense foliages, trees on Liyang Road and Tian’ai Road naturally add quaint pleasure for roaming passengers.
To implement daily work well is to keep boulevards green and guarantee sub-districts’ quality. It is introduced by working staff from the district green and urban appearance authorities that Hongkou assumes to carry out boulevard construction themed with “Selecting Roads, Protecting Features and Extruding Advantages”. Liyang Road and Tianai Road were constructed long time ago. Liyang Road is about 550 meters long, planting 222 plane trees in total. Those giant plane trees have diameter of about between 30 centimeters and 50 centimeters. Nevertheless, trees seem to stop growing on some level by virtue of senility. To guarantee lush green on the streets, the district green and urban appearance authorities strengthens diseases and insects prevention. According to the notices from pest prevention monitoring stops, the authorities organize professional staff to clear up wounds and holes upon repair whenever needed and fertilize trees regularly through deep plough. They finally refresh hundreds of plane trees after careful maintenance for years.
Nowadays, dense plane trees knit a green corridor, rating as a cool pergola for passengers in every summer. With 220 tall and erect dawn redwoods, the nearby Tian’ai Road reflects spring painting vividly. The foliages will become red when in autumn, which additionally wafts a romance taste along this boulevard full of love originally.
Equating with Ecological Effects and Social Needs
The 12 boulevards are mostly located at the north of Hongkou, including Dongtiyuhui Road, Fengzhen Road, Quyang Road, South Chezhan Road, North Chezhan Road, No. 1 Guangling Road, Tongxin Road and Yutian Road. Plane trees are mainly planted on those roads, while camphor trees, dawn redwoods and golden rain trees barely planted. Besides, most of them are over 30 years old.
Manufacturing beauteous landscape, those trees make troubles as well, such as covering transportation signs, certainly hiding residences from lights and bothering residents with tree diseases. Therefore, the district green and urban appearance authorities vigorously implement maintenance work for ordinary landscape, enclosing adjusting blind flanges and tree stumps, preventing disease and supplementing street trees. Moreover, they also coordinate with the municipal roads authority and the traffic police authority for scientifically trimming tree, which ensures stable green covering ratio on one hand. On the other hand, it decreases impact on urban transportation, power supply and residents’ living as much as possible.
Hongkou will carry out renovation and promotion for about ten roads like Xinjian Road, Wusong Road, Liangcheng Road and Shuidian Road. Through the construction of boulevards and the improvement of maintenance and management for street trees, Hongkou aims to keep trees green and the district fresh all the time.