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Thursday, June 9, 2011


THERE IS nothing more  irritating than strolling around residences or streets with sidewalks planted with the wrong trees, particularly in Ponce de Leon avenue, one of the best known in the San Juan metro area. Anything I write below regarding this subject applies to Puerto Rico as a whole.

Ashford Ave in El Condado is another example of ugly old trees as wide as the 3 or4 feet wide sidewalk, something totally absurd, not to get into the branches obstructing the electrical wires..or the pedestrian passing by. .Or the root system, usually a four square feet in the best case, blowing up muffing like, spreading and lifting the concrete pavement creating a hazardous condition.

The national brain deficit is more evident in this issue than any other regarding systematic maintenance, except for street/roads and highways. It is not surprising considering that no inventory (except the ones I have published) is available for any one interested in the subject.

I could go on forever, but that will suffice These trees are a pain in the arse for breaking the pavement, wide and low canopies, grow too tall for lack of light, drop too much organic waste such as leaves, seeds, flowers creating a problem of litter and slippery conditions, often staining any pavement., You will have to take my word or do your own research.

By the way, the idiots in 007 Recursos Naturales, Fideicomiso and Parques Nacionales do not have the staff with criterion to write anything like this. But they are very kind giving away hundred of thousands of trees every year at a blink to the lay man/woman...Nevertheless they  have never been able to substitute the kidnapped, killed and disappeared  one hundred trees in Ponce de Leon Avenue. Without any further redue, the list.


Thevetia peruviana
Bursera simaruba
Any Ficus
Lagerstroemia speciosa
Delonix regia
Terminalia catappa
Pithelobium dulce
Bucida busaris 

Murraya paniculata
Guaiacum officinale
Tecoma stans 

is also forbidden for
similar litter reasons.

that is that

Remember, only you can
prevent forest

apagad e iros 

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