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Catkin quandary could be quashed
(China Daily)
Updated: 2004-05-12 15:53

The annual annoyance of poplar catkins clogging up the spring air in Beijing could become a thing of the past, Guangming Daily reports.

By 2007, all the old poplars, most of them female ones which produce many catkins, will be replaced by a new generation of trees, according to the local forestry authority.

About 500,000 such poplars have already been replaced.


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