Guia Goes Native To Save Water

January 28, 2013

Guia de Isora council have begun a campaign to conserve the municipality’s water supply by planting only native plant species in public gardens.

Councillor for Environmental Services, Bruno Domínguez, said the scheme was already showing signs of savings as more and more of the municipality’s roundabouts and parks are gradually replanted with indigenous species, more able to cope with the island’s hot, dry climate.

The council say the planting of native species will lead to a 40 per cent fall in irrigation, a saving of both a precious resource and a great deal of much-needed money, as well as giving the visitor a better experience of some of the unique indigenous plant life.