Puerto Vallarta Ecologists Celebrate The Day Of The Tree

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They expressed their gratitude to what they called "that marvelous being that gives us life" with a walk along the banks of the Pitillal River.

The gathering took place at the intersection of Av. Mexico and the south bank of the river on Thursday, July 13, at 7:30 a.m.

Since July 1, 1959, Arbor Day has been officially celebrated every second Thursday of July through a presidential decree.

During the walk, they recalled the collective activity that started in 1999, but what stands out the most is that in 2008, the majority of the trees were planted, which now reach heights of up to 20 meters. Thanks to the care of these brave environmental guardians and their unwavering commitment to watering the trees every Sunday at 7 a.m., especially during dry periods, native species such as Parota (Enterolobium cyclocarpum), amapas (Tabebuia rosea), primaveras (Tabebuia donnel-smithii), habillo (Hura poliandra), among others, can now be seen flourishing.

The responsible nature of REFORESTATION was emphasized, as it is not enough to simply plant trees without ensuring that the species develop to a point where their roots and foliage can survive harsh weather conditions.

Under the shade of the trees along the riverbanks, hundreds of people gather each morning for sports and leisure activities. Various species of birds and insects can be spotted on the branches. Undoubtedly, the linear park along the Pitillal River, transformed into a gallery forest, is one of the best places to recharge and find tranquility. According to the UN, "Forests are crucial for our health and well-being. Covering 31% of the Earth's surface, they are home to 80% of terrestrial species.

Their conservation is essential as they provide food, shelter, medicine, and oxygen."