National Forest City
At 2016 National Forest City Construction Forum, Changde was awarded the title of “National Forest City”, the only one enjoying this reputation in Hunan Province. In 2013, the city embarked on establishing itself into a National Forest City. With the aim of “New Green Changde”, it has created green highlights in urban area and counties and enhanced people’s consciousness of ecological civilization. With a number of major landscape projects, it has already achieved a forest planting of 1048.9 thousand mu, a forest coverage rate of 48.98%, an increase of green land of 21 thousand mu in urban area, a green coverage ratio of 42.17%, the park land per capita of 12.92 m2. Nowadays, green space and parks are readily accessible for citizens in Changde.