Ecology Department will resume tree trimming

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado

Currently, the Ecology Department has stopped trimming trees in Parque Juárez and El Chorro, but it will resume in the future to maintain the safety of sanmiguelenses and some nearby buildings by pruning or removing damaged trees.

At the end of September, the Department of Ecology said that forestry work would begin in Juárez Park and el Chorro beginning October 1. The decision to prune or remove trees was made after a study conducted this year showed that two percent of the 4,700 trees in those locations were infested or represented a risk to people.

The information provided by the local administration also stated that the removed trees (in good condition) would be planted in Parque Clouthier (in Fraccionamiento Ignacio Ramírez). According to the Ecology Department the aim of this work “is to have a better distribution of the vegetation so it could grow healthily and to reduce risks for the population and some buildings.”

On October 21, the administration said that a tree was cut down because it was hollow and rotten. The employees of the Ecology Department pruned 46 ash trees, eight jacarandas, three laurels and two pirul and tule trees. Information from the department also stated that some changes were also made in other plantings to enhance the landscaping.

The work, however, halted, and the municipality did not state the reasons why. Atención has scheduled an interview with the director of Ecology.


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