SHAAXI, June 10, Xinhua -- Forest coverage rate in Yulin, which suffered from serious soil erosion and desertification, has reached 33 percent thanks to its afforestation efforts over the past 60 years with a result of about 93.24 percent of the desertified land being put under control. The city will plant 690,000 mu (about 46,000 hectares) of trees in 2019.

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Photo taken on April 4, 2019 shows saplings of Mongolian Scots pine at Maotuan Village of Jingbian County in Yulin City, northwest China's Shaanxi Province.

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A worker drills a hole in sand to plant salix sapling in the Kubuqi Desert in Dalad Qi of Ordos, north China's Inner Mongolia, April 1, 2019. Recently, some workers took part in a salix planting activity that will last over one month, so as to fight against desertification of Kubuqi Desert. (Xinhua/Liu Lei)

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Aerial photo taken on March 16, 2019 shows workers watering saplings of sacsaoul trees in Alxa Right Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. As temperature rises, people plant sacsaoul trees at desert to prevent and control desertification in Alxa Right Banner. A total of 380,000 mu (about 25,333 hectares) sacsaoul trees will be planted in Alxa Right Banner in a month. (Xinhua/Yu Dongsheng)