Benidorm celebrates Arbor Day with the planting of native species

Students of 5th and 6th year of Leonor Canalejas and Serra Gelada Primary Schools repopulate the ‘Children's Forest’
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Toni Pérez and Maite Moreno with some students on Arbor Day..
Toni Pérez and Maite Moreno with some students on Arbor Day..

More than a hundred students of 5th and 6th grade of Leonor Canalejas and Serra Gelada Primary Education Schools, have participated today in the eighteenth edition of Arbor Day organized by the Department of Education and Environment with the collaboration of the Thematic Projects Society of the Valencian Community (SPTCV).

The children who have carried out restocking of native plant species in Bosque de los Niños, plot of Foia del Ca, belonging to SPTCV, have been accompanied in this task by the mayor, Toni Pérez; the Councilor for Education, Maite Moreno; members of the corporation and technical staff of the departments. The mayor, who has planted with the young some specimens, has emphasized "the green" with which the area stands out, the result of a "task of more than 12 years attending this plantation" and also "sharing a magnificent morning of nature and coexistence ”with the students.

The celebration of Arbor Day aims to highlight "the importance of caring for, protecting and pampering our environment," said Toni Pérez, especially "the one that is closest to our urban environment." The mayor valued the initiative very positively because it promotes "awareness and awareness" among the youngest population regarding "the importance of taking care of nature and our planet."

The students, in groups, have done a collective work where the important thing was not the quantity of repopulated species, but the quality of the work done to guarantee their subsistence. In this sense, the Environment and Education technicians, during the previous days have made talks in schools to explain how to do the work to get the best results.

On this day, students from Leonor Canalejas and Serra Gelanda have planted around three hundred seedlings of Esparto (Macrochloa tenacissima), Palmito (Chamaerops Humilis), lentisclo (Pistacea Lentisco), Algarrobo (Ceratonia Siliqua) and Ephedra (Ephedra fragilis) .