By John Smith • 03 August 2020 • 17:04
Work has already started on pruning
Credit: Marbella Council
THE Parks and Gardens department of the Marbella Council has embarked upon the second phase of the municipal pruning plan, which expects to see remedial work undertaken on 3,809 palm trees and 2,338 trees in total.
According to Councillor Diego López, the current work will continue until September and the council’s objective is “to conserve and maintain the ‘urban forest’ in the city as an ally against climate change and the preservation of the existing biodiversity.”
The first phase started at the beginning of the year with a total of 158 trees and 1,539 pruned palm trees, while the second phase, which begins now, will be undertaken by three teams, equipped with two special lorries and a ‘cherry picker’.
This latest work will initially concentrate on native trees and the experts who will follow standard pruning procedure and give additional treatment where necessary will not devote time to the on the Washingtonia Robusta (Mexican fan palm) species until temperatures begin to drop.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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