December 1, 2020

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UPR Río Piedras cuts down trees that did not recover after hurricanes Irma and María

The Río Piedras campus of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) reported today that it was necessary to cut down some sick and evicted trees during the past few days.

The institution indicated that despite multiple efforts, the trees had to be cut down due to the severe damage caused by hurricanes Irma and María in 2017.

“We reiterate the priority for our institution of the valuable ecological heritage with which we have the honor of living together on a daily basis, a resource that we jealously care for and in whose maintenance considerable resources are invested, for which we have a person in charge of the area of ​​ornamentation and a certified arborist -the architect Ana Corujo and Mr. André Sanfiorenzo, respectively-, who put all their effort and experience to protect that arboreal wealth that is one of the distinctive attributes of our campus “, expressed the university in written statements.

The trees also posed a danger to the university community as they had dry and heavy branches on the brink of collapse. They also had damage to their roots.

The enclosure evaluates the most suitable native trees to reseed, according to the conditions of the areas, and will leave the tracks of several of the trees felled for the nesting of the birds that frequent them.

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