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Forest rangers of "desert hero tree" stick to it for 26 years without regret

Original title: guarding the desert hero tree a clear lake, a bank of green trees, a boat, a person walking alone, this is the scene of 46 year old forest ranger Eli & middot; niyazi rowing kapen (a canoe made of Populus euphratica) in a Haizi on the Tarim River to inspect the growth of wild Populus euphratica.

Yuli County, Xinjiang, where Ali niyazi is located, is located in the middle and lower reaches of the Tarim River and the northern edge of the Taklimakan Desert. He and his colleagues are responsible for the management and protection of the Populus euphratica forest, 520 kilometers long from east to west and 240 kilometers wide from north to south.

In 1993, Ali niyazi, who graduated from technical secondary school, became a forest ranger with the desire to change the face of his hometown. In order to protect the Populus euphratica forest, Eli niyazi has been holding out for 26 years.

Due to the large patrol area, Ali niyazi has to walk dozens of kilometers every day. The topography of natural Populus euphratica forest is complex, including sandbags, wetlands and lakes. In order to understand the growth of Populus euphratica, Eli niyazi sometimes rides motorcycles, rides horses where motorcycles can't go, or hikes where motorcycles can't, and paddles a basin where there is water. He has become an amphibious all-round water Ranger who can control all kinds of transportation.

At the edge of the desert, the temperature is over 40 ℃ in summer and below - 20 ℃ in winter, which is extremely hot, dry and cold. Wind and sun, mosquito bites and branch scratches are more common. In addition, there is loneliness far away from family and town.

'it's really hard work, but I know the value of every Populus euphratica. I protect Populus euphratica and Populus euphratica protects my hometown. 'said Ali niyazi, looking at the green in the distance.

The largest Populus euphratica forest region in the world is distributed along the Tarim River Basin in southern Xinjiang. In the past three years, Xinjiang has further strengthened ecological and environmental protection and continued to deliver ecological water to the Populus euphratica forest region, with more and more Populus euphratica waking up from the edge of death. The task of forest rangers like Eli & middot; niyazi is becoming more and more important.