The Malta Independent 23 October 2018, Tuesday

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

Friday, 12 October 2018, 17:40 Last update: about 10 days ago

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

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.

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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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