Tree Planting Increases in Havana
- Submitted by: manso
- 08 / 10 / 2010
More than 1.4 million seedlings have been cultivated in the city during the current planting season, for the forestation and reforestation of the Cuban capital.
Some 55 percent of the plants are beautiful species and hardwood, as well as 19 varieties of fruit trees that will replace about 80 percent of existing trees in the area, said AIN.
At the end of June, 652,000 seedling had been planted along waterways, on forestry farms, access roads to the city, parks and other spaces that are priorities for the My Green Program ecological project.
Engineer Elizabeth Russo, head of the State Forestry Service (SEF) in the province, told reporters that thanks to sustained work the forest index has increased to over nine for every hundred square meters and that the goal is to reach the figure of 14, by June 2015.
During the current stage they have planted 985 hectares, mainly in peripheral municipalities, beside waterways, windbreaks, Expocuba, Lenin Park, dams, lakes and access roads.
Russo said there are 128 tree farms and eight nurseries in the city attached to priority schemes, such as the 21 Marti forests, in close liaison with the Ministry of Education and under the premise of instruction in the love, care and respect for the environment.
PAUSIDES CABRERA BALBI