55 new trees added to Motril’s Woods of Life

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WOODS OF LIFE: the campaign aims to plant a tree for every baby born at Santa Ana hospital.

MOTRIL’S Woods of Life will be gaining 55 new trees this weekend, the council has announced.

On Sunday 22, parents of 55 babies born at Santa Ana hospital over the last three months will be gathering at Charca Suarez to plant trees accompanied by plaques bearing their babies’ names. This is done as part of the One Tree, One Life environment campaign launched by Motril council in September 2006.

During the event the parents will be planting 55 trees nearby the Las Algaidas industrial estate, With the addition of these new trees the Woods of Life will have a total of 831 trees. They are slowly but surely forming a protective screen against acoustic contamination, Environmental councillor Antonio Escamez has reported.

Parents, both from Motril and other areas of the Costa Tropical and La Alpujarra, can participate and are being informed by hospital staff of the campaign. Those who want to join are provided with a form to fill in and post in a box at the hospital during their stays. Also it is possible to send the form straight to the council department by post or email after going home, Escamez explained.

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