Due to lack of watering, poppies and palm trees dry up on Mazatlan’s Rafael Buelna avenue


They were planted to beautify the main access to the beaches of Mazatlán, in the magnum opus of the triennium

Mazatlán, Sinaloa.- After four months of its remodeling and beautification, dozens of young poppies and palm trees that were planted to adorn Rafael Buelna Avenue begin to dry up due to lack of water and gardening care.

In a tour made by El Sol de Mazatlán, it was found that several of the palm trees no longer have the front or crown, while dozens of poppies suffer the fall of their leaves and begin to wither or dry.

This despite the fact that the remodeling and beautification of Rafael Buelna avenue is considered as the masterpiece of the present municipal administration, since it required an investment of 208 million pesos, which included the paving of 2.8 kilometers of avenue with hydraulic concrete, with a 33-meter road with 3 lanes on both sides, 3.5-meter wide sidewalks, and a central median with a bicycle lane.

It is assumed that the central ridge has a drip irrigation system for garden areas, however, palm trees and poppies show damage due to lack of water, just over 4 months after being planted.

From the International highway to the intersection with Camarón Sábalo and Del Mar Avenue, palm trees and juvenile poppies were planted during the remodeling work of the avenue, both in the central median and in the sidewalk space.

The most affected stretch of landscaping is located on the central median from La Marina avenue to Francisco Solís avenue, where several palm trees and poppies are dry.

Biologist Fernando Enciso Saracho, a member of the Mazatlan Ecological Council, pointed out that the falling of the poppy leaves and the loss of the palm fronds on Rafael Buelna avenue has to do with the lack of water.

“Apparently the central median has a drip irrigation system, because they have as valves, but everything indicates that they are not connected or that something failed them, with that it would have prevented the amapas and palm trees from drying up, it is a pity” , express.

He commented that if they pour water on them with the pipe, as in the other ridges, no water would fall on them because they are in the center of the bike lane, unless a canal or a tree grate was opened, a bowl or undercut so that the tree could store water. .

He indicated that if action is not taken in the short term, most of these plants will dry up before the rains begin.

“I do not think that those that are dry can be rescued, I hope it can, but they are already very dry, that’s how they are from Valentino to where the avenue ends, they are all the same, in the same style, because the irrigation system is the same, and apparently they are not connected to the water ”, he pointed out.

He regretted that due to a situation of this type, a large investment is lost and affects the urban image of the main access to the beaches of Mazatlán.

Green areas of Mazatlán are in abandonment

Almost half remain unmaintained, others are vacant or fenced, some are used as garbage dumps and parking lots

Of 879 green areas that Mazatlán has, 340 are not maintained, 72 are invaded or partially invaded, 45 remain as vacant, 33 are used as parking, 11 are used as garbage dumps and 18 were fenced, this according to supervision made by the Audit of Public Works of the receivership in Procurement.

The review was based on the list of green areas available to the Department of Municipal Assets, with the support of students from CBTIS 51, assigned to the social service and professional practices of that campus.

The report released in the Cabildo, refers that the areas with lack of maintenance are neglected by the municipal government and the neighbors, with an excess of weeds or lack of trees, while the non-urbanized, those that remain as vacant, are sites or places without a delimiting lot, have no specific use and are not given care or maintenance, so they are prone to being invaded.

Of the total of green areas that the municipality has, it was observed that only 37% are kept in good condition, that is, 326 of the 879 polygons in question.

It should be clarified that in the supervision, 6 of the areas were not found, since they do not appear in the municipal property sketches nor were they physically located in the address where they should be; two more appear as a swap, since an internal change was made in Municipal Assets.

On the other hand, despite being areas that must be characterized by the presence of vegetation, 13 of them are paved, they are places covered with concrete with the intention of improving road and pedestrian circulation, sometimes they are areas used as alleys or walkways.

And 8 more are areas that were donated by the City Council for the benefit of citizens, in most cases for the health, education, recreation, churches, among others.

Ecologists and environmentalists from the Ecological Council of Mazatlán and the Center for Agricultural and Environmental Education have agreed that there is a deficit of green areas in the city of Mazatlán of up to 11 square meters per inhabitant, and that the few polygons that exist are not they serve as they should.


According to CEMAZ studies, there are 5 square meters of green areas per inhabitant in the port, when the recommendation of the World Health Organization is at least 16 square meters.

The results of this review by the Public Works Audit area of ​​the Public Prosecutor’s Office, reflects the lack of environmental education in the people and the lack of will to rescue these areas on the part of the municipal, state and federal governments, with reforestation programs, conservation and care of parks, gardens and green areas.

On the contrary, this weekend machinery that performs lining and cementing works on the Jabalines stream continued with the felling of trees in the area, despite the commitment of the Secretariat for Sustainable Development to respect the vegetation of the place and initiate a program reforestation.

And the strong tree-planting projects are directed more to the rural area, where 1,500 plants have already been planted this year, out of a total of 4 thousand trees that will be planted in the El Habal-La Noria tourist circuit, and the communities of El Quemado. , Summers, El Recodo and the Picachos Dam.

Source: elsoldemazatlan.com.mx

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