By Cathy Elelman • 19 February 2020 • 15:57
PROGRESS: The Parks and Gardens councillor maintains the local authority is improving the care and maintenance of municipal parks and garden areas.
CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de Adra
THE Adra council plan to reinforce parks and gardens maintenance is moving forward with the pruning of all the municipal trees.
Pruning in residential neighbourhoods and around schools has already been done, and is now moving on to the seafront and the town centre. Efforts will then be directed at palm trees.
At the same time 100 or so trees and palms are being treated for pests and disease using endotherapy, which the local authority explained involves injecting a product into the trunks, and which it says is “an effective method, which at the same time respects the environment.”
The Parks and Gardens and the Sustainable Development and Energy Efficiency councillors Jose Crespo and Antonio Sanchez have been to take a look at how the pruning and maintenance efforts are coming along.
“We believe it is very important to make an effort to care for all the surroundings, including the trees, taking specific care to ensure they are in good condition”, the Parks and Gardens councillor commented.
The local administration is, Crespo maintained, “driving the gradual improvement of the care of our town’s green and garden areas.
“To make this a reality we have increased the human and material resources thanks to an investment of nearly €130,000 euros, which demonstrates the clear will to advance in the provision of quality basic services by the government team led by Manuel Cortes”, he affirmed.
Parks and garden maintenance in Adra is the responsibility of council employed workers, currently in coordination with the additional support of a private company in order to “increase the effectiveness of the service to the benefit of residents”, the council says.
In addition to maintenance, pruning and pest and disease control, the contract covers matters like irrigation systems, lawn care, soil fertilization and cleaning.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
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