AMAN, China | For Amanyangyun, a forest sanctuary near Shanghai opening autumn 2017, almost 10,000 camphor trees and 50 Ming and Qing dynasty homes have been painstakingly transferred over 800 km to Shanghai from Jiangxi Province in eastern China. This was after the construction of a reservoir threatened their continued existence. To save them being lost to flooding, Jiangxi-born entrepreneur and philanthropist Ma Dadong led a team of botanists to oversee the extraction of the trees from his homeland, alongside a team of engineers and specialists in Chinese architecture to excavate, transport and reconstruct 50 historic homes from 30 Jiangxi villages – the project took 10 years.