Silk Mill in Fresh Verdure

Pyongyang Kim Jong Suk Silk Mill, situated on the picturesque bank of the Taedong River, is known across the country not only as a modern silk producer but also for its verdant landscape.

The compound of the mill is thickly covered with trees of good species and flowering shrubs. Their numbers total over a hundred thousand, i.e. one tree per one square metre, so the mill looks like a botanical garden.

Trees of good species and beautiful appearances are distributed in a harmonious way to boost the decorative aspects.

Rare species of trees are planted around a fishpond. Over a thousand potted flowers are put on both sides of the bridge to a pavilion in the middle of the pond, and many vase-shaped stands and flowerpots are placed in neighbouring rest places.

Landscape gardening of the mill is also profitably rewarded.

Fruits harvested from the trees in the compound are supplied to children of the mill’s nursery and kindergarten, and fruits of Aronia melanoncarpa, gingko, and hawthorn and other medicinal herbs are used for health promotion of the employees.

All these are the fruition of scores-of-year-long strenuous efforts of its employees with a full awareness of the importance of afforestation and greening work.

Senior officials of the mill are well versed in landscape gardening and pay close attention to landscape design, afforestation and management.

And the workers tend the trees and flowering shrubs in leisure times to relieve stress and restore vigour.

In a word, landscape gardening is one of the factors for the increased production.

Landscape gardening of the Pyongyang Kim Jong Suk Silk Mill attracts growing public attention.

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