During the second day, the community of Campo Claro, in the Libertador municipality (Mérida) and the staff of the National Parks Institute (Inparques) planted 200 trees for the recovery of the pine forest in that sector.
"There are more than 90 hectares of pine cover that are located in Campo Claro, which has been affected by 30% due to forest fires," explained Inparques engineer Gerardo Pineda.
He pointed out that upon seeing the degradation of the plant mass, the residents of several residences located in front of the slope of the pine forest, joined together to develop the noble action.
They planted 500 plants, among them, guayacán, apamates, cedar, cedrillo, which will give a colorful bloom.
In this second day of reforestation, officials from the park rangers and guide scouts also participated in the conservation of this plant lung, emphasized Pineda.
Pineda pointed out that this project was born in the community with the aim of preserving this ecosystem that provides benefits such as a microclimate below 1 to 2 degrees of normal temperature.
The technique used in the reforestation was called three bobbins.
This technique offers benefits, such as reducing the incidence of rain on the slope, avoiding strong landslides, as well as minimizing the erosion process.
Planting new tree species will strengthen biodiversity.
Eduardo Rojas, a resident of Campo Claro, expressed that his motivation comes from seeing in the future a colorful forest that welcomes and conserves the flora and fauna of this forest.
Paula López, who is 9 years old, invited the children "to have fun with nature to help the planet."
Dalia García, a neighbor of the community, added that through the invitation made by WhatsApp she led her to participate in the day that will preserve the fauna of this forest.
This activity was also carried out in honor of the architect José Antonio Albornoz who designed the Albarrega Metropolitan Park, a 600-hectare vegetable corridor that begins from the Hechicera sector (Mérida) that crosses the city and ends in the Campo Elías municipality (Ejido) . The architect recently passed away, Pineda added.