Weevils under control

Weevils under control
: ORIHUELA’S PALMERAL: The second-largest palm forest in Europe Photo credit: palmeraldeorihuela.com

CULTURAL association Amigos del Castillo de Orihuela claimed that red palm weevils are destroying the city’s Palmeral forest.

Owing to “considerable neglect” and “progressive deterioration” a great number of trees were affected, the association maintained.

Orihuela’s Environment councillor Damaso Aparicio, insisted that city hall was making huge efforts to maintain and conserve the Palmeral.


“The weevils have not gone, and nor will it be easy to get rid of them, but that does not mean that the situation is worse than it was some years ago, when we hardly knew how to control them,” Aparicio said.

Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.


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