In the first three quarters of 2018, the forestry output value of Nanning continued to grow steadily, with a total value of 2.82 billion yuan, an increase of 18.6% over the same period of last year. The contribution rate of forestry output value to the growth of total output value of agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry and fishery reached 28.4%.
Among them, new achievements were made in afforestation. Nanning has completed 268 hectares of breeding and seedling cultivation, an increase of 25.2% over the same period of last year. 1,189.4 hectares of barren hills and wasteland have been afforested, and 2,078.2 hectares of barren hills and wasteland have been closed for afforestation. It also organized and carried out activities such as New Year Tree Planting in Nanning Arboretum and Compulsory Tree Planting on Tree Planting Day, so as to raise the awareness of green planting, love and protection of the masses. In the first three quarters, 10.185 million trees were planted voluntarily in Nanning, accounting for 101.9% of the planned area.
In addition, timber production maintained rapid growth. At the beginning of this year, Nanning cleared the non-forestry land to plant eucalyptus, and the amount of wood felling increased significantly year-on-year. It became the main force to boost the growth of agricultural output in the first three quarters of Nanning. In the first three quarters, the output value of bamboo and wood harvesting in Nanning reached 2.219 billion yuan, an increase of 24.1% year on year, accounting for 78.7% of the forestry output value, an increase of 2.5 percentage points over the same period of last year, and an increase of 1.1 percentage points in the total output value of agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry, fishery and service industries, which became the main driving force of an increase in the total output value of agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry, fishery and service industries in the first three quarters of Nanning.