Tianhe International Airport
The ecological belt running along Tianhe International Airport Second Highway, 16 kilometers in length, is a key greening project related to the 7th CISM Military World Games (MWG) to be held in Wuhan in 2019.
The Tianhe International Airport Second Highway runs across five lakes, Tangren Lake, Xinjiao Lake, Maijia Lake, Renkai Lake, and Majia Lake in the Fuhe River basin. Driving on the highway, visitors can enjoy willows along the lakeside and tall metasequoia growing in the lakes, as well as a mountain covered with green plants clearly visible between Maijia Lake and Renkai Lake.
Ecological belt along Tianhe International Airport Second Highway
The Municipal Bureau of Parks and Woods has announced that the wetland landscape is the highlight of the ecological belt.
The city is planting aquatic plants along the shores of the five lakes for purposes of water and soil conservation and water purification. Trees, such as the pond cypress, metasequoia, and sabino, form sections of the wetland forests. Clusters of unique plants like firmiana and ginkgo are also growing among the waters and mountains. When autumn comes, those colored-leaf plants will turn this area into an "autumn fairyland."
Planned entrances, walkways, and greenways on the wetland ecological belt will enable people to enter the wetlands conveniently from Julong Avenue.
It is reported that the Tianhe International Airport Second Highway wetland ecological belt is attracting a large number of wild birds to inhabit, including the Aythya baeri, one of the world's most endangered species, and the Little Swan, China's second-class protected animal.
Tianhe International Airport Second Highway wetland ecological belt