Palm tree problem

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The Adeje councillor for the environment, Esther Rivero, has assured that “the 10,000 palms trees that belong to the Adeje council in the borough are, in general, in good health”. She was commenting after two trees were felled in Armeñime last Friday.
According to the council of the two trees that were chopped down in Armeñime, two Phoenix Canarinensis, one had fallen on top of a car parked on the verge of the road, and the other was infected with a beetle that had come from the banana plantation behind the adjoining wall.  Neither tree was infected with the palm weevil borer (Diocalandra frumenti) which can kill trees in months. Furthermore, sources from the council said that while “we have always cared for and treated these palm trees, there are most likely privately owned, part of the banana plantation, and not actually a public responsibility”. They added that the council have also treated five more palm trees on the same side of the road to make sure they remain healthy.

 

 

Turn It Off!

Adeje Environment Councillor, Esther Rivero Vargas

Adeje Environment Councillor, Esther Rivero Vargas

Adeje’s councillor for the environment, Esther Rivero Vargas, has said that yet again Adeje will be taking part in the world-wide Earth Hour initiative, organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), with the aim of encouraging moves to reduce CO2 emissions around the plant.

The councillor explained, “the Earth Hour project works to help the world’s population fight against climate change, and here the public bodies have taken the project on board, and in Adeje we will be turning off the lights in many public buildings.”

She continued, “anyone who would like to join in the scheme can do so voluntarily – all you have to do is turn off your lights on March 29th”.

Earth Hours is a world-wide event, and takes place next Saturday, March 29th. From 8.30pm to 9.30pm the lights on many public council buildings including the Town Hall, the outside of the Casa Fuerte, the tax and tourism office, sports centres and the exterior lighting on the CDTCA will be turned off. In other buildings such as the Local Police central office and in public parks lights will be turned down during the same hour.

“This initiative now has the support of over 100 countries and more than 7,000 cities and towns”, said Esther Rivero Vargas, “and in the Canaries six towns, including Adeje”.

The council is also asking the public to take part by turning off those lights that they can during the hour in question as a symbolic gesture which could have global benefits.

Adeje’s Sporting Stars

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It was a very busy sporting weekend here in Adeje and as well as concentrated efforts on the pitches there was fun off the pitches too.
On Saturday the Club Ademi Tenerife were in action against a team from the Spanish peninsula. This wheelchair team showed their true form and were winning from the first basket against BSR Cocemfe Puertallano and never let up the pressure. This was a first division game and the home side showed why there are one of the toughest side in the division. The match was played at the Costa Adeje school, with cheerleading from the Tenerife Tigers.
The Tigers were in action the next day too at Tijoco, where they train. They were invited to cheer for local baseball side Halcones de Adeje – and this could be a ‘match’ made in heaven. The two teams sport the same colours and there was a real unity between the two groups, with some great performances by the Halcones and a sparkling after-match show by the Tigers. Against teams from Granadilla and Gran Canaria, the Halcones were triumphant too, but there was much applause and medals for all the players.
Amanda Lambert, the Tigers coach and owner, was also surprised and delighted to be presented with an award by the Adeje councillor for sports Adolfo Afonso Ferrera for the troupe’s support of Adeje teams, and local Tijoco councillor Esther Rivero was also on hand to cheer on her local sides.
Great to see such a multicultural sporting selection in our borough, and there will be more baseball and cheerleading action in two weeks in Tijoco.

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