Thousands of Trees To Make San José Green
Approximately 3,500 trees and more than 5,000 plants will decorate San José’s parks and line its streets by year’s end – making “the dream of a greener capital a reality,” according to a statement from the Municipality of San José.
The investment is part of a program called “Floresta Urbana,” a joint project by the municipality and the Institute for Tropical Architecture.
The goal, besides beautifying the city, is to “plant trees that will permit the capture of CO2, to mitigate the effects of pollution produced by the city’s vehicles.” The hope is that it will also cool down the city, provide more shade and make it a more attractive place to do business.
“What we want is for the capital to be green, in line with the biodiversity of the rest of the country,” San José Major Johnny Araya said.
The project was launched last month, when 43 trees and a variety of flora were planted in MaríaAuxiliadoraPark, in the Don Bosco neighborhood of San José.
Further tree planting will take place in parks throughout the city, on Ave. 10, on the road to the western district of Pavas, on Paseo Colón, along the highway that circumnavigates the capital and various other places.
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