150326 EXO Xiu Min’s Fans Establish ‘Xiu Min Forest’ in Celebration of His Birthday
A forest will be built under EXO Xiu Min’s name.
On March 26, Tree Planet (CEO Kim Hyung Soo) revealed that ‘Xiu Min Forest’ will be established in Gangnam Hanti Neighborhood Park in celebration of EXO Xiu Min’s 26th birthday.
In order to congratulate him on his birthday, the fans decided to establish ‘Xiu Min Forest’ and has planned and carried out the project with Tree Planet since January. The environmentally friendly ‘Star Forest Project’ is a part of Tree Planet and the city of Seoul’s ‘Green Forest Project,’ targeting to build forests under stars’ names through fan participation.
Xiu Min and his fans have volunteered in various charity projects until now, including the Ethiopia water development project, knitting hats for newborn infants, helping out children with incurable disease and more. Xiu Min’s forest project, which was led by Xiu Min’s Chinese fan site ‘Coffee Prince,’ will be built in Hani Neighborhood Park, which was in need of afforestation due to its worn out facilities, providing clean air and place to rest for its visitors.
The fans who participated in the Xiu Min Forest project stated, “We were happy as we liked and cheered for a star named Xiu Min and we found out about the ‘Star Forest Project’ as we were searching for a way to express our love in celebration of his birthday. We think it was a great opportunity to return the happiness the fans received from Xiu Min back to society in a positive way.”
CEO Kim Hyung Soo of Tree Planet said, “Environmental problems are the problems that everyone in this world should participate in solving. Tree Planet has been building forests around the world along with the fans and we thank Xiu Min’s fans for being a part of it. We will continue to work hard in order to participate in planting trees with many people in a variety of ways. We′re currently planning for a special event combining a race and a tree planting event in celebration of Arbor Day.”