原文标题：Loving mother sells her HOME so she could realise her son’s dying wish of planting two million trees in the desert
In 2000, 67-year-old Yi Jiefang from Shanghai lost her son Yang Ruizhe in a tragic accident when he was on his way to university in Japan. Before he died, he told her his lifelong dream was to plant the trees.
Yi plans to plant two million trees and so far she has successfully planted 1.1 million that stretch for miles on the Kulun Qi Horqin sandy desert plain, report’s Huanqiu.com, and affiliation of the People’s Daily Online.
2000年，67岁的上海女人Yi Jiefang失去了她的儿子Yang Ruizhe，在日本大学一次悲惨的事故中去世。
The couple started up the ‘Green Life’ organisation with the money raised from the house, her son’s insurance pay out, and the help of the local government. It didn’t take long before they started planting the trees.
Their plan was to plant two million trees in 20 years. After more than ten years, they are already over half way. Once the trees have all fully grown, they will be donated to the local villages.
In addition, Green Life were affiliated with the China Women’s Development Foundation and the Inner Mongolia Youth Development Foundation. Together the organisations raised donations that are used to purchase seedlings and plant the trees.
She said: ‘I did not expect to stick at this more than ten years, I hope that through our actions we can get hundreds of millions of people planting millions of trees.
‘I think I have granted my son’s wish.’
Yi said after her son died it was very painful. It wasn’t until a year later that she buried him on December 1 2001, his birthday.
She explained: ‘Planting a tree is like planting and giving hope. You watch a tree grow and you get comfort. It is just like when a family plants flowers, you watch the flowers grow and it makes you very happy.’
I never get why politicians and governments dont plant all the time, we should be based on growing not war, if we had fruit trees all over, edible and herbal gardens everywhere, no one would be hungry and we can trade and swap products between areas, no need for a currency exchange
Realizing a wonderful dream and doing our earth good at the same time. The Saudis could use their profits to grow forests instead of indulgent, concrete monstrosities
wonderful ,a lasting legacy ,,so much more beautiful than any other he could have left to mark his time on earth.A bit like when Marilyn bought the farm for silly arthur to “write ” his ” greatr american literature” in she wan ted him to totally reforest the entire hundred acres too .Course clever calculating Arthur just though she was silly It was the 1950s,and who wanted to plant trees?
A VERY DEDICATED MOTHER. I WISH HER EVERY HAPPINESS
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I read up on the facts of deforestation and I see what a understanding gesture this is……it will need more work from Governments to preserve the ecosystem’s health. Indonesia fires from burning deforestation have covered Singapore and Malaysia for YEARS………..society is told to clap for Avatar yet Avatar was fully supported by McDonalds and 60% of the land in the amazon was cleared for cattle to make burgers…..
Wow !! What a beautiful gesture !!