Cyprus Mail

1915 saplings for Ayia Napa


Some 2,000 saplings, including olive trees, mastic trees and bay laurels, will be planted in various areas of Ayia Napa, mayor Christos Zannetou said on Friday.

“Yesterday we received 1,915 saplings and other shrubs from the forestry department to be planted in various areas, since our constant goal is the development of green areas,” he said.

The saplings, offered by the forestry department include rhododendrons, olive trees, pines, carob trees and mastic trees, will be used to create new green spaces and to upgrade existing ones, he explained.

“In the last four years, the green spaces in the municipality of Ayia Napa have been significantly upgraded, since hundreds of saplings have been planted with the aim of making the municipality a green area.”

It is evident that in the past two years, many green areas have already been upgraded, Zannetou said.

He thanked the forestry department for the free saplings and shrubs as well as tree planting in the Kataspila area of the Sotira forest which was destroyed by a fire in May.

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