More than 1,000 in­dige­nous trees and bushes to be planted near Fort Madliena

Malta Independent - - News -

More than 1,000 in­dige­nous trees and bushes will be planted near Fort Madliena, En­vi­ron­ment Min­is­ter Jose Her­rera an­nounced yes­ter­day.

These will form part of a na­tional af­foresta­tion project that will see more than 12,000 trees and bushes planted around the coun­try, he said.

Her­rera ex­plained that the plant­ing is tak­ing place af­ter sev­eral cho­sen ar­eas were re­ha­bil­i­tated and cleared of waste and other ma­te­rial over the sum­mer months.

Many alien and in­va­sive species were also re­moved from these ar­eas.

The min­is­ter said work­ers from Am­b­jent Malta had pre­pared the area in Madliena – which mea­sures over 15 tu­moli – over the sum­mer months in prepa­ra­tion for the tree-plant­ing.

He said it is im­por­tant that these ar­eas are taken care of af­ter the plant­ing ex­er­cise. Am­b­jent Malta and a num­ber of lo­cal coun­cils, with fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance from Frank Salt, will be tak­ing care of such ar­eas.

The Mayor of Swieqi and the chair­per­son of the Madliena ad­min­is­tra­tive com­mit­tee were present for the event.

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