The Parks and Gardens service of the City Council of Cartagena, which is directed by councilman Juan Pedro Torralba, has been on Tuesday, September 10, performing maintenance work on the two Ficus macrophylla found in the San Francisco Roundabout with a New pilot project
As Torralba has pointed out, these works are part of the usual maintenance work in ornamental arboriculture.
Specifically, municipal technicians are unloading the branches of these two large centenary ficus by weight to proceed with the installation of a preventive artificial lift.
This consists of a method of clamping between branches by means of a network of high-resistance ropes that protects against overload against excessive buckling due to strong winds or that allows the natural oscillation of the tree, avoiding major damage in case of breakage or collapse. of the main branches on public roads.
The councilor has specified that like everything else, this new method of subjection does not guarantee the total integrity of the copies, which depend on numerous factors, all of them unpredictable, but greater protection.
Torralba has announced that depending on the results obtained in these two ficus, other monumental trees of the municipality will be extended and has commented that it is a first stage of other complementary actions that are being studied by the Municipal Technical Services.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena