San Juan checks the safety of its palm trees
San Juan de la Rambla has instigated a programme to check all its Canary palm trees to ensure they are healthy and just as importantly, safe.
The work follows a situation a few weeks ago which forced the council to eliminate some copies in poor condition at the outdoor garden of the football field of Los Quevedos (San José) due to the danger posed by the risk of detachment of the branches.
To prevent this scenario from repeating itself, an in-depth study of the health of all the specimens that are part of the composition of most green areas was initiated. Most of them are in a good state but the minimum distance between trees needs to be looked at.
”The objective of the municipal department, with the support of a specialised company, is to guarantee the good growth of the palm trees by carrying out a thinning that not only allows sufficient distance to the plant so that it can reach its state of maturity but also to give more light to the gardens, complementing the composition with another type of vegetation more in line with the temporality and geographical situation.”
It is expected that the work will be carried out in the coming weeks so it can be completed before the start of the Christmas dates.
The green areas that, in a first round, are benefiting from this programme are the gardens attached to the sports centre of La Vera, the garden that decorates the access to the Las Rosas neighbourhood, those located in the La Portalina area in San José and the palm trees of La Caldereta park in San Juan.