The tree plan has increased the plant heritage of Estepona in more than 20,000 new trees that have been planted in different points, both in the urban center and on the outskirts, since its implementation by the City Council in 2012, favoring the beautification and oxygenation of public spaces, as reported this Friday by the deputy mayor of the Services and External Control area, Blas Ruzafa.
The municipal official has indicated that through this initiative, the government team continues to advance in its commitment to a sustainable urban development modelpromoting measures that contribute to making the city a more humane environment, more respectful of the environment and with a better quality of life.
In this way, the mayor has also declared that this municipal plan has meant for Estepona not only the beautification of different areas, but has also brought many other benefits to the city, such as the oxygenation of these places and decontamination.
The councilor has highlighted the work that is carried out maintenance and development of public parks and the excellence of the gardens as one of the priorities of the government team to make Estepona a more livable and pleasant city for its neighbors.
In this sense, he recalled the pioneering project ‘Estepona, Garden of the Costa del Sol’, through which it has renovated and embellished more than 130 streets with plants and trees, creating a green space for pedestrians.
Green areas increase to 100 hectares
He also recalled that the city has increased public green areas to 100 hectares, almost twice as many as existed a decade ago. Thus, in recent years, intense work has been done to provide the town center and suburbs with new parks and garden areas.
In this regard, Blas Ruzafa has made reference to the new green areas that have been created such as that of Juan Benítez, which has more than 3,5000 square meters and included the planting of 160 trees. To this space was added another located in the north round, specifically on Guillermo Cabrera street, with 7,400 square meters and which was embellished with 166 trees.
In addition, the City Council created a river corridor in Arroyo de las Cañas in Estepona, which has meant the regeneration of natural spaces along the riverbed with the planting of 255 specimens of poplars, creating a green area and enhancing the banks of the stream. Likewise, the median of Juan Carlos I avenue in its northern area was improved with the planting of more than 40 unique palm trees of different types.
In addition, work is currently underway on the construction of a new public park in the Las Mesas area of 16,500 square meters. Also, among the most outstanding works is the transplant of large and unique specimens in different parts of the municipality, such as Chorifia, Real Cubana palms, Washingtonias Filiteras, Phoenix Datileras, palm hearts, Scheffleras, and arboreal Strelitzias.