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Zou Lianying walks on a path in Shuibian Township of Xiajiang County, east China's Jiangxi Province, May 8, 2012. The 83-year-old Zou Lianying has been planting trees for almost 20 years. In her opinion, tree planting will improve environmental quality and bring offspring benefits. At the age of 64, Zou sold livestock of her family and borrowed money from relatives and friends to open the first family forest farm in Huzhou Village of Shuibian Township. By far, the family forest farm founded by the aged woman has trees covering 6,500 mu (about 433 hectares) of land. (Xinhua/Zhou Ke)


Zou Lianying (C) and her two sons plant trees in Shuibian Township of Xiajiang County, east China's Jiangxi Province, May 8, 2012. The 83-year-old Zou Lianying has been planting trees for almost 20 years. In her opinion, tree planting will improve environmental quality and bring offspring benefits. At the age of 64, Zou sold livestock of her family and borrowed money from relatives and friends to open the first family forest farm in Huzhou Village of Shuibian Township. By far, the family forest farm founded by the aged woman has trees covering 6,500 mu (about 433 hectares) of land. (Xinhua/Zhou Ke)


Photo taken on May 8, 2012 shows waistband weaved by Zou Lianying in Shuibian Township of Xiajiang County, east China's Jiangxi Province. The 83-year-old Zou Lianying has been planting trees for almost 20 years. In her opinion, tree planting will improve environmental quality and bring offspring benefits. At the age of 64, Zou sold livestock of her family and borrowed money from relatives and friends to open the first family forest farm in Huzhou Village of Shuibian Township. By far, the family forest farm founded by the aged woman has trees covering 6,500 mu (about 433 hectares) of land. (Xinhua/Zhou Ke)


Zou Lianying weeds in the forest farm in Shuibian Township of Xiajiang County, east China's Jiangxi Province, May 8, 2012. The 83-year-old Zou Lianying has been planting trees for almost 20 years. In her opinion, tree planting will improve environmental quality and bring offspring benefits. At the age of 64, Zou sold livestock of her family and borrowed money from relatives and friends to open the first family forest farm in Huzhou Village of Shuibian Township. By far, the family forest farm founded by the aged woman has trees covering 6,500 mu (about 433 hectares) of land. (Xinhua/Zhou Ke)


Zou Lianying weeds in the forest farm in Shuibian Township of Xiajiang County, east China's Jiangxi Province, May 8, 2012. The 83-year-old Zou Lianying has been planting trees for almost 20 years. In her opinion, tree planting will improve environmental quality and bring offspring benefits. At the age of 64, Zou sold livestock of her family and borrowed money from relatives and friends to open the first family forest farm in Huzhou Village of Shuibian Township. By far, the family forest farm founded by the aged woman has trees covering 6,500 mu (about 433 hectares) of land. (Xinhua/Zhou Ke)


Zou Lianying holds the trunk of a tree planted by herself in Shuibian Township of Xiajiang County, east China's Jiangxi Province, May 8, 2012. The 83-year-old Zou Lianying has been planting trees for almost 20 years. In her opinion, tree planting will improve environmental quality and bring offspring benefits. At the age of 64, Zou sold livestock of her family and borrowed money from relatives and friends to open the first family forest farm in Huzhou Village of Shuibian Township. By far, the family forest farm founded by the aged woman has trees covering 6,500 mu (about 433 hectares) of land. (Xinhua/Zhou Ke)

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Post time 2012-5-10 23:32:47 |Display all floors
Respectable granny.

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Post time 2012-5-11 07:58:19 |Display all floors
Very cool
  
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Post time 2012-5-11 08:31:12 |Display all floors
Yes, a very conscientious citizen indeed. I wonder if the authorities could ask her to teach the younger generations about the importance of conservation and of keeping the country clean.

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What an extraordinary woman!

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