Thursday, February 22, 2024

Lethal Purple Palm Weevil spreads after claims that council did not keep palm timber on Spain’s Costa Blanca

PALM tree pruning has began on the Orihuela Costa after residents stated that not sufficient upkeep for 2 years has allowed the lethal Purple Palm Weevil to unfold.

Only one tree contaminated by the weevil could cause a swathe of palm tree losses within the surrounding space.

The Cabo Roig and Lomas residents affiliation(AVCRL) has complained to Orihuela council, with employees showing final week at Monte Zenia near the Zenia Boulevard Purchasing Centre.


One resident described the palm groves on the Orihuela Costa as being in a ‘calamitous state’.

The AVCRL says the shortage of pruning and upkeep of seven,000 palm timber has brought about the weevil infestation which is spreading to non-public plots and gardens.

The group says {that a} council-appointed contractor to take care of inexperienced areas has few employees and a number of issues in offering an satisfactory service.


The AVCRL has written to Orihuela’s coastal councillor, Manuel Mestre and stated that ‘streets are filled with fruit, because of lack of pruning, which makes pavements impassable and forces folks to stroll on the highway’.

It additionally refers to ‘fully deserted inexperienced areas’.

A brand new inexperienced upkeep contract value €10 million is ready to be awarded to the municipal firm Ildo that may cowl 2.5 million sq. metres of the entire Orihuela municipality.


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