So far, five jacarandas have been carried forward.
Botanical specimens closest to the city at the height of the well-known Deficit Bar.
That is the balance, to date, of the beginning of the urban remodeling works of the entrance to the city of Lorca by the road of Caravaca and the Dip.
In the morning of yesterday Pedro Sosa was warned by neighbors of the place that the company hired to carry out the remodeling works of that environment was starting from rennet, and with heavy machinery, a whole row of jacarandas located on one of the margins of the highway.
The councilor of IU, after talking with the Councilor for Works and the Mayor of Lorca to take an interest in the matter and demand the immediate stoppage of that action, appeared in the place and could see how a shovel had been carried forward 4 jacaranda of a more than considerable size.
The work was momentarily paralyzed, in the afternoon he returned to the place to check again that the company had breached the stop order and had taken another botanical specimen of the species cited ahead.
Sosa has labeled those responsible for this action as arboricides, a new episode of tree removal that adds to a whole sequence of arboricidal actions framed in the works financed by the EIB and executed by the CARM in Lorca that have been carried forward Hundreds of trees in a city like ours, so dry, so scarce of vegetation and shadows, so enemy of nature and so friendly to the shovel and chainsaw.
Sosa has remembered the whole set of previous actions in the Rambla de Tiata (elimination of hundreds of Moreras) in Alfonso X (elimination of large palm trees) in the Plaza del Ibreño (elimination of centenary casuarinas) the extensive pine forest that flanked the road of Eagles at the height of Purias, with many dry specimens without the environmental authorities of the City of Lorca moving an esparto, or the elimination of a monumental pine of about 300 years to build a supermarket in La Viña ...
The Councilor of IU-V has demanded both the Mayor of Lorca, as well as those responsible for this new environmental attack that resign, but know, or are not willing, to respect nature and integrate it properly in any remodeling work in the city .
It is what is done in all the places of the world, except in Lorca.
In our town the average life of an urban tree is much less than anywhere else, because the trees are treated by politicians who rule as hindrances.
Then, yes, they go to take pictures planting trees in the Castle and Los Pilones, in an attitude that, given the circumstances, the mayor of IU has crossed out cynical and false.
Sosa has also recalled that this tree-lined jacaranda walk along the entrance to Lorca along the Caravaca road was proposed by the IU councilors in Lorca in the nineties of the last century.
It was an initiative approved in plenary to reorder, beautify and decorate through trees and urban elements all the entrances to Lorca from the Mediterranean highway.
This is one more aspect that abounds in the indignation of this political formation.
Sosa hopes that they will guarantee that the dozens of jacarandas that have been saved from the shovel will be respected, and advances that, otherwise, his group will promote a great citizen mobilization in defense of the aforementioned trees.
Source: IU-verdes Lorca