Costly Palm Trees

Did you know that the Almuñécar Town Hall spends 68,000 euros tidying up the municipalities palm trees… and we’re only talking about ones in public areas, such as parks, gardens and the beaches?

Since the ex-Mayor, Juan Carlos Benavides first shipped over a forest of them to make Almuñécar more tropical – and inadvertently the beetle that would set about destroying palms along most of the coast – Almuñécar has worked towards offering precisely that postcard look; and quite effectively.

But it comes with a price each year when the pruning season comes around. According to the private company that holds the contract for this work, Jadrinalia Ecologic, we’re talking about 7,000 trees of the palm family – there are several varieties within the municipality.

Pruning work began in La Herradura last week and has now progressed to Amuñécar, with the idea of finishing before the Christmas break comes.

(News: Almunecar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

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