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Benidorm to clean up the pine forests in four public areas

Written by on March 8, 2019

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Article Written & Published in Spanish By: Diario Informacion
Translated by Google from Spanish to English

Benidorm to clean up the pine forests in four public areas

The City Council will clean the pine forests located next to the Fairground and the ravine of l’Aigüera, next to the athletics track, the surroundings of the climb to the Cross and next to the Costa Blanca International School and the Finca de Nuestra Señora de los Dolores

One of the areas where the Department will act. David Revenga

It is not municipal competition but the City Council of Benidorm will act on some plots to avoid the procession.

The Department of the Environment will carry out the cleaning of pine trees in four public areas where the presence of nests of this insect has been detected and which are usually “very busy”, as reported by the mayor of the area, José Ramón González de Zárate.

These four zones are: the pine forest located next to the Fairground and the ravine of l’Aigüera , usual place of walk for neighbors of Els Tolls and Foietes and also of pedestrian traffic towards the school zones of both districts.

It is also planned to act in the pine forest that is located next to the athletics track of the Ciudad Deportiva Guillermo Amor and that also gives access to the green areas of El Moralet .

Another one of the points in which it is foreseen to act is the environment of the ascent to the Cross of Serra Gelada , an area very visited by runners, cyclists and senderistas; as well as the pine forests located next to the Costa Blanca International school and the Finca de Nuestra Señora de los Dolores.

De Zárate has stressed that “although the cleaning and maintenance of these soils is not municipal competence , the City will act on the citizen’s requests”.

To this end, a company has been contracted to carry out a ” manual cleaning ” of the four areas in which the presence of a procession has been confirmed. A task that will be developed in several days.

De Zárate has pointed out that it is not ruled out to act in other public areas where foci of procession are located, and added that citizens can communicate to the Department of the Environment points where they detect the presence of nests of these insects.

On private plots, he recalled that, as it was collected on the side dictated by the mayor , Toni Pérez, in 2016, the regulations state that “the owners are responsible for their maintenance” of the same.

That is why he has requested “collaboration to the owners of plots so that they carry out the phytosanitary treatments and the corresponding cleaning to avoid the proliferation of processionaries, thus protecting both their properties and possible affections the public way”.

Finally, he has insisted on recommending neighbors and individuals in general to avoid direct contact of people and pets with processionary caterpillars or their nests.

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