The BENIDORM City Council has launched an initiative to plant new trees throughout the area until the end of March.
Some 200 trees will be planted to help improve the local environment.
The CV-753, baptized as the ‘tourist road’, has already seen the appearance of 55 mulberry trees and 31 tipuanas and jacarandas have been transplanted from the Sequia Mare park.
Looking at the new trees, Benidorm Mayor Toni Pérez said: “All these plantations create biodiversity in the green fabric of Benidorm as they absorb carbon dioxide and therefore reduce the local carbon footprint.”
“Each tree is capable of absorbing about 25 kilos of carbon dioxide per year, an amount that increases as they grow, so these new trees will absorb about ten tons of carbon dioxide per year,” he added.
Next week deciduous trees will be planted on Virgen del Rocío street.
In this street a grove of different varieties will be created, among which are the Melias Azedarach and the Tipuanas of shade.
Other imminent works include the planting of a variety of ‘Bismarkia’ or blue palm trees on Ricardo Bayona street at the intersection of Nicaragua and Cuba streets, as well as Foietes Park and the surroundings of Rincón de Loix.
Toni Pérez explained that “plantations have been carried out both in the urban area and in the city parks, which not only benefits the environment but also translates into greater cleanliness and better air quality.”
Tree planting is part of Benidorm’s strategy to improve the environment, which includes the replacement of LED public lighting, the pedestrianization of streets, the promotion of public transport and the change of the city council vehicle fleet to hybrid models .