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Day of the Tree - Free plants available from 19-23 Nov 2018
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To celebrate the day of the tree, the Cabildo are making free trees/plants available from 19-23 November.  The plants can be collected from the La Oliva and Betancuria nurseries between 10.30-13.00.  Full details here: http://www.rtvaguacabra.com/noticias/el_..._isla.html


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That is very nice, such a shame we don't have a garden.
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Hi. Can anyone give me directions to the Estacion Biologica, in La Oliva. Never been there before.
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It's on Calle Montaña de la Arena, on the extreme north edge of La Oliva.

From the FV-101, you turn on to Camino del Boyajo and then on to Calle Montaña de la Arena.  If you look on Google maps you'll find the streets.
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Here's a link to the entrance on Google Maps: Estacion Biologica in La Oliva
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Thanks, Captain and Sam. Found it easy.
They had run out of Palmeras, so not great experience. And the trees I got were a bit ribby. Still for free can't complain.
But I think I'll stick with Pozo Negro next time, as better quality and you can pick the best specimens. Prob is they are STILL not into their new greenhouses, and the temporary tent is nearly empty, now. He tells me it will be stocked by January. Yer. Heard that before.
PS: They wanted NIE/DNI and address on the form, and he checked your ID.
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500 people collected free trees during the week - http://www.rtvaguacabra.com/noticias/el_..._isla.html
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I was expecting a bigger number, something like 7,000 or more trees. Was there a limit per person or address?
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5 plants per person this year, previous few years it has been 10 per person.
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I think their plan was to get 10000 trees planted.
On that basis, it failed. 5 very small trees given to 500 people did not fulfill that objective.
They ran short of the specimens that the public wanted, ie Palmeras and bigger, faster growing trees like the Epeciero. 

One of the slow growing specimens they picked out for me was only about 10inches high! As the Spanish say, you don't plant this tree for your children, but for your grand-children!!

Personally, I think the Cabildo would do far better to grow the specimens on to a greater size (in their massive greenhouses at Pozo). And concentrate on the vigorous varieties that people really want. And 10 robust palm trees IN ADDITION to your 10 tree quota, like last year.

Just my view.
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