Carpinus tientaiensis

Protection and planting of a Chinese Carpinus

Carpinus tientaiensis grows only in montane forests of Zhejiang Province in China.

Habitat loss due to deforestation and conversion of land to plantations of bamboo and tea is the major threat to this species. It is also logged for timber.

When BGCI launched a project to save this species in 2017, only 24 mature trees were thought to exist.

Project outcomes

  • Seed collected from mature trees for a propagation programme.
  • Natural regeneration was only 40% due to grazing by animals. Bamboo guards were placed around natural and planted seedlings, increasing survival rate to 75%.
  • Patrols helped prevent mature trees from being logged.
Mature trees found
Seedlings planted
$ 0
cost to save the species
0 yrs
duration of project

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