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.

Botanical surveys to confirm species distribution

270 additional individuals were discovered

Planting saplings

A training course on propagation and population reinforcement techniques for forestry department and Sanmen Botanical Garden staff was held

Building local capacity

A training course on propagation and population reinforcement techniques for forestry department and Sanmen Botanical Garden staff was held

Building local capacity

A training course on propagation and population reinforcement techniques for forestry department and Sanmen Botanical Garden staff was held

$ 0
spent to save species
0 years
duration of the project
0
Seedlings planted
0
Mature trees found

Project partners