Do you like planting trees? Why? 你喜欢植树吗？
Yes, I do. I actually enjoy planting trees quite a lot. I know it’s quite tiring most of the time as it requires a lot of energy. But, being able to work with teams to dig holes, erect trees, and wrap up all the stuff brings me a huge sense of achievement. You know, I would feel that I am a real environmentalist now.
What kind of trees do people usually plant in your country? How about your home town? 你们国家的人通常种什么样的树？你们家乡是什么情况呢？
Whether in the north or in the south of China, people prefer trees that have higher survival rates and adaptability because those trees are more cost-effective. For instance, this article is from Laokaoya website, they would plant Ginkgo trees as they have greater longevity and do not need much water. Well, people in my hometown also favor this kind of tree.
Have you ever planted trees? 你曾经种过树吗？
Yes, I have. Two years ago, I participated in a Tree Planting activity held by our school’s Student Union. It had received a large sum of money from our University and needed some volunteers to help plant some trees on our campus. Well, it wasn’t an easy job. It took me nearly an hour to plant just one tree with my partner.
What kinds of trees do you plant? 你种植什么样的树？
The only type of tree I have panted was Ginkgo, which I mentioned earlier. I planted some with my partners on our campus. They were not big in size when we put them in the holes. I guess the reason why they let us plant this type of tree was that they looked beautiful especially the tree leaves.