Online tree doctor service opens in SW China

18:22, September 17, 2010      

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An online tree doctor service opened Friday in southwest China's Yunnan Province to deal with problems caused by the prolonged drought earlier this year, an official with the provincial forestry bureau said.

The service (www.ynslyy.org) offered diagnosis and recommended treatments of diseases and insect pests by forestry experts, said Chang Wanyong, official with the Yunnan provincial forestry bureau.

Chang said clients could send photographs or video of the affected plants.

Yunnan suffered its worst drought in six decades in the spring and summer.

According to Yunnan forestry bureau, insect pests affected about 4.05 million mu (270,000 hectares) of land in the province in the first six months, 30 percent more than last year.

Tree pests have caused about 887 million yuan worth of damage in the province.

The website, based in Kunming, will also release warnings about diseases and insects and other forestry related reports.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:李牧(实习))

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