The Environmental Department at Almuñécar Town Hall has planted around 30 palm trees (coco palms) along Calle de Guadix, where there has been extensive roadworks.
The trees, which have been distributed between the Paseo San Cristobal and the junction with Pablo Iglesias Streetmostly on the river side, are presently having their watering systems installed.
Readers will remember that when they began the roadworks they cut down around 20 Washingtonia robusta or Mexican fan palms, which had grown to an unmanageable height.
“We chose the variety of palm tree not only because of their aesthetic, but also because they are easier to maintain than the Mexican fan palms [not as messy]” explained Luis Aragón, head of the Environmental Department, adding that they don’t grow as high and provide better shade.
(News: Almunecar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)