PHOTOS Open-pit mine becomes pond after afforestation

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Open-pit mine becomes pond after afforestation

Xinhua

10:49, June 24, 2020

Aerial photo taken on June 22 shows a pond in Mayoufang Village, Lishu County, northeast China's Jilin Province. The pond in Mayoufang Village, formed by rainfalls, used to be a 40-meter-deep open-pit mine. Since the 1970s, 20 hectares of its surrounding forest have been destroyed due to long-term mining. Starting from 2019, Lishu County began to restore vegetation to the mine and planted more than 100,000 trees and bushes. Now the local government is planning to build a 50-hectare eco-tourism area around the reborned wasteland. (Xinhua/Zhang Nan)

Aerial photo taken on June 22 shows people visiting a pond in Mayoufang Village, Lishu County, northeast China's Jilin Province. The pond in Mayoufang Village, formed by rainfalls, used to be a 40-meter-deep open-pit mine. Since the 1970s, 20 hectares of its surrounding forest have been destroyed due to long-term mining. Starting from 2019, Lishu County began to restore vegetation to the mine and planted more than 100,000 trees and bushes. Now the local government is planning to build a 50-hectare eco-tourism area around the reborned wasteland. (Xinhua/Zhang Nan)

Aerial photo taken on June 22 shows a pond in Mayoufang Village, Lishu County, northeast China's Jilin Province. The pond in Mayoufang Village, formed by rainfalls, used to be a 40-meter-deep open-pit mine. Since the 1970s, 20 hectares of its surrounding forest have been destroyed due to long-term mining. Starting from 2019, Lishu County began to restore vegetation to the mine and planted more than 100,000 trees and bushes. Now the local government is planning to build a 50-hectare eco-tourism area around the reborned wasteland. (Xinhua/Zhang Nan)

A woman feeds fish by a pond in Mayoufang Village, Lishu County, northeast China's Jilin Province, June 22, 2020. The pond in Mayoufang Village, formed by rainfalls, used to be a 40-meter-deep open-pit mine. Since the 1970s, 20 hectares of its surrounding forest have been destroyed due to long-term mining. Starting from 2019, Lishu County began to restore vegetation to the mine and planted more than 100,000 trees and bushes. Now the local government is planning to build a 50-hectare eco-tourism area around the reborned wasteland. (Xinhua/Zhang Nan)

Aerial photo taken on June 22 shows people visiting a pond in Mayoufang Village, Lishu County, northeast China's Jilin Province. The pond in Mayoufang Village, formed by rainfalls, used to be a 40-meter-deep open-pit mine. Since the 1970s, 20 hectares of its surrounding forest have been destroyed due to long-term mining. Starting from 2019, Lishu County began to restore vegetation to the mine and planted more than 100,000 trees and bushes. Now the local government is planning to build a 50-hectare eco-tourism area around the reborned wasteland. (Xinhua/Zhang Nan)

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