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Lorca is committed to promoting its green areas with 50% more workers for maintenance and planting more than 400 trees, 10,000 shrubs and 150,000 seasonal flowers (11/10/2018)

The Service of Parks and Gardens extends to 34 the workers that will be in charge of the tasks of maintenance and improvement of more than 776,600 m2 of green zones of the urban helmet.

24,239 trees will be taken care of with a mobile park composed of 16 cars and 55 machines.

The Mayor of Lorca, Fulgencio Gil, has supervised this morning the cleaning and conservation tasks that the new team of 35 workers of the Municipal Park and Garden Service is carrying out in all the schools of the municipality, as well as parks, gardens and trees of all the urban Casse.

Fulgencio Gil has indicated that "after the award in June of this contract, all Lorca can have green areas and recreational well preserved to enjoy them, and that will enhance the presence and conservation of natural areas.This will be possible thanks to the effort and work of the municipal technicians, as well as that of all the workers who, with their task, will make all our green areas look more splendid for the use and enjoyment of Lorca and visitors. "

The Mayor of Lorca has stressed that "the care of the environment as well as the increase and improvement of green areas and gardens is a fundamental objective marked by this Mayor, who has not only created new parks and gardens, but with the improvements made in the transformation of neighborhoods, has promoted the planting of trees with which to increase the generation of new green areas, with more trees, playgrounds and recreational sites.We are talking about planning a city where nature and respect for the environment environment win land We hope Lorca is a model city in this regard and thanks to the work of the new employees of the Department of Parks and Gardens we can get it.

Fulgencio Gil, in this sense, added that "the flora is oxygen, it is cleanliness in the air that we breathe, it is life, after all, so we have to take care of our natural environment, and plant trees that the day of tomorrow will continue to improve the air that future generations will breathe in. As an example, with this new contract we are going to expand the green areas with the distribution of 10,000 shrubs of the Sevillian rose, poliogala, cotoneacter ... and 150,000 seasonal flower plants (thoughts, petunias, poinsettia ...), as well as the planting of more than 400 new trees, which will allow us to continue creating green lungs throughout our city ".

The Mayor also explained that "the new contract will cover 776,630 m2 of landscaped areas, which is 40% more than the previous one, and 24,239 trees." In addition, in terms of human resources, there is a specialized technician in work of arboriculture that joins an important team of workers with 11 more workers than before, which means an increase of almost 50%, which will perform tasks of irrigation, mowing and profiling of grass, fertilization, aeration, scarification and overseeding of grass, interbedding, raking, weeding and weeding, conservation of the structure of the existing plant elements, conservation of the trees, maintenance of the irrigation network, replenishment, pruning, shrub trimming, ornamentation of squares and gardens, as well as cleaning of these areas, among others, for which 14 brigades will be created per neighborhood. "

The most efficient irrigation system in Spain.

Fulgencio Gil has indicated that "the new service of parks and gardens will have a mobile park composed of 16 cars, of which 8 will be electric, and a large team consisting of 55 machines (chain saws, mowers, mowers, blowers, weeders, hedge trimmers and phytosanitary treatment devices.) As new developments in terms of irrigation include the supply of 25 new automata for the remote management of irrigation with new technology that join the 20 already in operation.In addition, 50,000 meters of pipeline with integrated drippers will be installed In this regard, it should be noted that only the municipality of Lorca and the city of Alicante have this system of irrigation located by dripping (surface or buried) that represents a saving in terms of water efficiency of 30 40 % with respect to traditional sprinkler irrigation ".

The Mayor of Lorca stressed that "this contract, whose forecast is valid for 4 years, also includes other improvements such as the implementation of a phytosanitary treatment plan in which environmentally friendly products will be used, also eliminating the herbicide in the public gardens, waste management to promote the reuse of these plant remains as mulching, the creation of a digital platform (GIS) for the management of maintenance of green areas, the comprehensive management plan for municipal trees in which they will be used techniques based on ornamental arboriculture ".

Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorca

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