According to a press briefing this Tuesday Beijing has prepared 40 million potted flowers which will be decorating streets and Olympic venues.
The flowers will be placed around the Olympic village and hotels, as well as the airport expressway, ring roads, Tiananmen Square and other Olympic venues.
Wang Sumei, vice director of Beijing Landscape Forestation Bureau said, “July and August are usually the hard time for flowers. We picked over 20 kinds of heat-resistant flowers from more than 500 species of seasonable flowers to decorate the city, including chrysanthemum and salvia.”
Beijing has planned to have a “green” Olympics, with about 30 million rosebushes and arbores being planted in the past 8 years. The city has seen its green space increased by some 10,000 hectares with the addition of 22.7 million trees an 46.5 million square meter lawn.
The city used to have 36 percent green coverage and now this number has increased to 43 percent.
[Via: China View]