The Spanish Association of Public Parks and Gardens (AEPJP) held this Tuesday some technical conferences at the Adolfo Suárez Conference Center in Marbella, an event in which participated more than 200 professionals, as reported by the mayor, Ángeles Muñoz.
The councilor stressed that “the choice of marbella by the most important national organization in this field endorses municipal management that is being carried out for the maintenance, conservation and increase of green areas and urban trees”.
Muñoz stressed that “our city is ideal for hosting a meeting in which more than 200 professionals participate and in which the current legislation and the criteria that are being applied for the assessment of each specimen by the leading experts in the field”.
Likewise, he has indicated that “the locality has a great wealth of plants, both by units and by species, and is located in the first place in the province in square meters of green areas per inhabitant, tripling what the regulations themselves establish, and reaching a total area of 4,200,000 square meters”.
The mayor recalled that “this environmental policy has been recognized by the Multisectoral Association of Andalusian Gardeningwhich has given us for two consecutive years the highest award of the initiative ‘Andalusia in flower’” and has assured that “we are going to continue promoting the urban forest, fulfilling our commitment to plant more than 2,000 new specimens before the end of the legislature”.
For his part, the vice president of the association, José Arrieta, explained that “the objective of this forum is to value urban trees and highlight the importance of ecosystem and biomechanical criteriawhich must take precedence over merely economic ones, as fundamental pillars for the correct treatment of each specimen”, while pointing out that “green infrastructures, if they are sustainable and well cared for, provide physical and mental benefits to citizens”.
In this sense, it has shown that “Marbella invests in this area and makes a good management of its tree mass” and has advanced that, predictably, the municipality will host the annual congress that the organization will hold in 2025 since, as specified, “we believe that the municipality has sufficient merits to host it.”