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10,000 Trees Already Relocated to Prepare for the Tren Maya

In preparation for the work of constructing the Tren Maya, the relocation and transplantation of trees that were located in the median of federal highway 307 is 50% complete.

As previously announced by the National Tourism Promotion Fund (FONATUR), to date, about 10,000 trees have been moved, among them large, medium and small trees as well as palms have been transferred to public spaces in the municipalities of Puerto Morelos, Benito Juárez and Solidaridad. They have been placed in areas where they will enhance the environment and benefit the local population,

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In total, just over 20,000 trees will be rescued in Quintana Roo. It is estimated that at least 80% will survive the relocation.

Pablo Rubio, Environmental Liaison for Section 5 of the Mayan Train, said that they are working together with the town councils and municipal ecology departments, under the supervision of inspectors from the Federal Attorney’s Office of Environmental Protection (PROFEPA) and with support of specialists from the southeast delegation of the Mexican Association of Arboriculture, which prepared the management plans.

Source: El Economista

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