This guest post was contributed by Mr. Ren Wenbin, PR Director & Forestry Expert from Guangxi Jingui Pulp & Paper.
After the news footage from Sisy’s World News, one of the most impactful news broadcasting programs in Greater China, was aired many of my colleagues commented on how photogenic I was – I accidentally became famous!
When the news crew headed by Mr. Shen Zheng Yan from Sisy’s World News visited Guangxi, it happened to be the rainy season and it had been raining nonstop for days. They were worried about the weather, transportation, and the status of the plantations. I told them that the only thing we could do was to go with the flow and see what was in store for us.
To be honest, having been in forestry for almost my entire career, I never understood how misunderstandings surrounding plantations came about. When rumors about the negative impact of eucalyptus plantations went around the country, my forestry peers and I were puzzled beyond words. If anyone had problems with plantations, why didn’t you just pay it a visit and see for yourself? Forests are an open area and everyone is welcomed to come closer and get a feel of it with your own eyes and hands.
But the roads that lead to forests are usually very bumpy and high up in the mountains. It is normal to get dirt all over yourself when it’s sunny and wet when it’s rainy. How many people are willing to travel to such length just so they can clear the confusion they’ve had in mind? Who doesn’t want to just relax and travel around the world with a cup of coffee on their mind instead, and sit in front of their computer?
If you had embarked on this journey with us this time around, what you would have found is a hazy plantation exerting extraordinary beauty. See the video from Sisy’s World News of CtiTV Taiwan below.
Sisy’s World News’ shooting of the plantations didn’t feel like work- it resembled an outing to Mother Nature. The melody of the flowing water was more beautiful than my favorite classical music pieces. The competing bugs buzzing and bees humming sounded like a song to welcome us. It was singing- what a pleasure to have friends visiting from afar!
The head reporter, Zheng Yan even said, “I can’t believe how beautiful eucalyptus plantations are! It looks like a nature park!” So after all, seeing is believing, isn’t it? I suspect if Sisy visited our plantations herself, she would have felt the same way.
The truth is, in the case of eucalyptus or any other forestry plantations, as long as it is scientifically and sustainably developed and managed, the plantations will ultimately become beautiful forests. Watching the forests develop and grow, you’d find planting trees is a forest adventure every day.
While another rainy season is coming soon to Guangxi, the flowers under the eucalyptus are already booming and showing off their new found beauty. Dear friends from near and far, please join me in experiencing the magic and charms of eucalyptus!