Pistachios, almonds and olive trees: 700 new plants in the Valley of the Temples
The planting of 700 new fruit trees in the Archaeological and Landscape Park of the Valley of the Temples has been completed. These are 350 pistachios, 250 almonds and 100 olive trees, to which must be added over a hundred of holm oaks, carob trees, prickly pears and various minor fruits, which together with 200 specimens (including shrubs and herbaceous) of the new collection of medicinal and aromatic plants, reach the remarkable figure of a thousand specimens.
"The conservation and maintenance of the precious botanical and plant heritage entrusted to the Park's care is an important priority in this direction – said the director of the Archaeological and Landscape Park Roberto Sciarratta – . The landscape of the valley, like any rural system, needs to be constantly looked after. The main protagonists: plants, as such, are born and die. Therefore, if on the one hand it is necessary to provide for the ongoing maintenance of the existing, to ensure the …
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