Tibet to build plant breeding center

Tibet looks to complete a plant breeding center after three years' construction to nurse 40 million seedlings and produce 8 million young plants annually in 2019 to meet the increasing need for forestation.  

When finished, the center will preserve more than 30 kinds of rare forest seedlings, collect 250 kinds of rare plants and 350 kinds of medicinal herbs in Tibet. It will also cultivate nearly 60 kinds of plants, such as spruce, poplar, and clove. More than 300 kinds of decorative plants such as rose, cherry and rhododendron will be preserved as well.

Tibet is a world-renowned center for species specialization and diversification, with incredibly rich plant and tree resources. According to research, there are almost 6,900 kinds of plants in Tibet.