Pula Tree Planting: City Handing Out Hundreds of Trees to Residents

Lauren Simmonds

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Pula, Istria
Pula, Istria

As Morski writes, by distributing 132 fruit trees to the city’s residents and planting dozens of new trees on public green areas in various areas, the Pula tree planting mission has got off to an excellent start. As part of this Pula tree planting action, citizens will be given fruit trees, 50 olive trees, 50 fig trees, 20 pomegranate trees, 30 hazelnut trees and 32 two-year-old chestnut trees.

”Planting trees on public green areas and within private gardens and back gardens contributes to increasing the green fund of the city and the protection and preservation of the environment, all of which are activities among the priorities of the City of Pula. In addition to the positive aspect in terms of enriching the green fund of the city, residents will be able to enjoy the benefits of the fruit these trees will bear, which, we’re sure, they’ll nurture with full care and attention,” said the Mayor of Pula, Boris Miletic.

Even before the Pula tree planting mission gets started at the hands of citizens in their gardens and in other areas, the employees of Horticulture Pula Herculanee will, following favourable weather conditions, start planting even more palm trees, sycamore, holm oak and pine trees within the city, as replacement trees for previously removed or dead trees. The activities of planting ornamental trees will continue on other public green areas in which, as part of the action “Plant a tree, don’t be a stump!”, citizens will be able to actively participate. The time and location of this Pula tree planting mission will be announced the day before it begins.

It should be noted that as part of the maintenance of public green areas, these actions are performed at the request of residents/tenants and building managers.

The City of Pula has emphasised that the protection and preservation of the city’s green areas are important determinants in the spatial planning system of the City of Pula and its representation, in the context of monitoring the state of the green fund and taking measures to increase it, is a common activity in planning and implementing specific activities.

As much as 40 percent of the surface of Pula is covered by green areas, and CO2 emissions have been significantly reduced as a result of that.

”Considering that the city is a “living tissue” and is developing every day, new public green areas are being formed during the implementation of the city’s construction and maintenance projects and as such have become an integral part of its regular maintenance. In the last ten years alone, thousands of trees and shrubs have been planted in the area of ​​Pula, which has significantly reduced CO2 emissions,” read a statment from the City of Pula.

”Developing awareness of the importance of greenery in relation to people’s overall quality of life, achieving the goals of environmental protection and sustainable development and reducing environmental pollution is a guiding thought during the implementation of various activities, especially when it comes to working with young people and associations.

“Plant a tree, don’t be a stump.”

Pula was one of the first cities to engage heavily in planting new trees as part of this initiative, and about a hundred trees were planted on public green areas and on the grounds of kindergartens and schools, and the same number were donated to fellow citizens to plant on their properties.

It’s also worth recalling the specific indicators which, at the level of spatial plans, indicate a very high representation of green and recreational areas when compared to the representation of plans for other purposes.

The fact that Pula is covered in so much greenery speaks in favour of the Istrian city’s commitment to the importance of greenery, which significantly exceeds the recommendations of representation set by the European Commission (EC) as well as specific indicators at the level of large cities in Croatia and at the European Union level.

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