Torrevieja´s councillor for parks and gardens, Carmen Gómez Candel, has reported that pruning of the palm trees in the municipality of Torrevieja has begun.

The work follows the guidelines set by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, which establishes mandatory phytosanitary measures for the control and eradication of the plague Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (red palm weevil).

The order states that local councils will ensure that in their municipality, the pruning of palm trees on their property is carried out in winter, from January to February.

Carmen Gómez has indicated that the pruning work began on Monday and will continue until the end of February, with street closures taking place to allow the work to be conducted safely.

In order to maximise the use of the teams undertaking the work, in parallel, the pruning of the town’s other trees is being carried out.

Carmen Gómez points out that the Torrevieja council continues to carry out periodic treatment against the red palm weevil in publicly owned palm trees. In order to be able to treat privately owned palm trees, the council has made, once again, available to the owners of infected palm trees, the municipal technical services to advise them on everything necessary with the aim of preventing and eradicating the plague of the red palm weevil.