SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Nov. 26 (EUROPA PRESS) –
La Gomera celebrated the Insular Day of the Tree this Saturday with a day of planting in Las Negrinas, Alajeró. The annual event is a coexistence session with the participation of a hundred volunteers in charge of contributing to the objectives of the Plánta-te socio-forestry program, which focuses on the recovery of the thermophilic forest and the fight against soil loss. On this occasion, the students of an educational center in Los Llanos de Aridane also participated.
Since the project began, more than 24 specimens of species such as seedlings, junipers, wild olive trees and palo sangre have been planted in varies to contribute to the recovery of the thermophilic forest, as explained by the counselor, Héctor Cabrera. In this sense, he valued the impact that this project has in the areas of action located in various areas of the south, in addition to the annual programming with activities linked to groups, families and schoolchildren on the island.
He insisted on the commitment made by the Corporation with programs dedicated to the recovery of habitats, environmental improvements and, therefore, “measures that have an impact on the conservation of our ecosystems.” Thus, he recalled that for these purposes more than six million euros have been set aside in the island accounts for next year.
For his part, the agent of the Environment Unit, Pablo Navarro, explained that it is not a one-time action, but a project that has continuity over time, “based on the active collaboration of the public.” Thus, he emphasized that “it is not only about planting trees, but about planting awareness.”
TALKS AND CITIZEN AWARENESS
The environmental dissemination talks on the control of invasive species and the conservation of the Canary Palm Tree have had the participation of Juan Ramón Alvarez Padilla, a Gesplan technician and Cristina Maldonado Gallego, a technician from the Cabildo Environment Unit, together with Pedro Sosa, Professor at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
Next Tuesday the activities will conclude with a talk at the Valle Gran Rey House of Culture, the first one at 6:00 p.m., on the expansion of the Rabo de Gato, which will be given again, by Juan Ramón Álvarez Padilla, technical Gesplan. Meanwhile, at 7:00 p.m., there will be a presentation of the Planta-tea socio-forestry project of the Environment Unit, by Pablo Navarro, agent of said unit.