AROUND 100 local residents have planted 1000 trees on scrubland behind Marbella bus station.

The group, that included many children, spent two hours digging holes and planting the olive trees on the 45,000 square metre plot.

The group Arboretum Marbella is aiming to create a ‘people’s forest’ with thousands of plants and trees, native to the Malaga area.

It was an enjoyable and positive day for the environment,” said leader Alejandro Cesar Orioli.

The forest is being planted on the concept of permaculture and will incorporate a total of 131 native species.

The next planting event will be on December 10 from 10am.


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