THE Junta de Almeria announced a €150,000 reforestation programme for the fire-damaged Sierra de Gador.
Cristobal Rodriguez, mayor of Alhama de Almeria was “delighted” to hear this, he said, as the Sierra de Gador was of great tourist importance to Alhama de Almeria.
The area suffered badly in March last year, when 2,300 hectares of land were ravaged by fire and Alhama de Almeria was particularly affected.
The woodland had an incalculable value with pines more than 80 years old, Rodriguez said. The Junta plans to replant 34.5 hectares of pinewoods east of the town which would help to restore the area, Rodriguez predicted.