THE TOWN hall of Alfaz del Pi is very proud of the communal parks it provides for residents, visitors and pets throughout its municipal area.
One of these green spaces, in the centre of Albir’s Boulevard de Musicos, is undergoing its annual spring clean-up this week with a budget of €12,000.
Head of Parks, Gardens and Technical Services for the town, Óscar Pérez explained, “This iniative is one of the two integral actions that are carried out every year in this green corridor, where there are about 120 plant species.”
Work will include, clearing of herbaceous borders, pruning of trees and shrubs, plus removal of dead palm trees stumps and will be completed in around two weeks.
Perez said “We are continuing with the development of the main infrastructures of l’Albir to ensure we are ready for the Easter holidays.”
After the recent work undertaken to repair the damage caused to the beach area of Albir by the January storms, the Boulevard de Musicos is the department’s most crucial project.
After the Sierra Gelada Natural park, the Boulevard is considered to be the most important green space in the town and Perez stressed the work is “An action destined with the aim of maintenance and conservation of this green zone”.
Plant material removed from the area are shipped to a municipal plot for crushing to enable their re-use as natural fertilizer. They are also converted into natural protective covering for public parks and gardens. This recycling initiative ultimately fertilises and allows the ground to maintain humidity.
These environmental initiaves result in a considerable saving of water, whilst avoiding the use of fertiliser as the cover acts as a barrier between the soil and the trees, reducing health problems.
The environment and Technical Services department are responsible for the cleaning, disinsection and pruning of trees in the entire municipality of l’Alfàs del Pi and their director Perez described the Boulevard de Musicos as, ”A green area whose main purpose is to give out surpluses of water in periods of rain.
Throughout its 800 metres of route there are planted more than 120 species, mostly tropical and agricultural, forming a green corridor by which the owners of dogs can walk freely with their pets.”
PHOTO: Albir’s Boulevard de Musicos about to get its annual clean up in time for Easter