Sea-buckthorn turns once arid land into a lush paradise

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought falls on Friday. Youyu County in north China's Shanxi Province sits at the edge of the Mu Us Desert and was once a desolate area along the Great Wall of China, but 70 years of afforestation saw it transformed into a lush green oasis. The sea-buckthorn plant was instrumental in the miraculous turnaround, not only easing arid land but also producing nutritious and tasty berries.

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