Local Authorities Say It with FlowersLocal self-governing bodies are holding several events this month in commemoration of Arbor Day on April 5.
A Taejon municipal office has been busy planting some 30,000 azaleas on the peak and paths of Shikjang Mt. since last fall. Its first Azalea Festival will be held on April 23.
Jun Il-Poong, chief clerk in the municipal office said, "We will decorate Sikjang Mt. with 70,000 more azaleas."
The authorities in Tangjin, Chungchong South Province, have also made plans to plant a total of 5,000 azaleas on Amie Mt. within its jurisdiction.
Meanwhile, the municipality of Chechon City, Chungbuk Province, is planning to plant sunflowers at places of natural beauty.
by Choi Jun-ho
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
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