Communal services towards reforestation

reforestacionThis Thursday will be a massive planting of oaks and majagua postures in several parts of the capital of the Isle of Youth as part of the reforestation that Communal Services unit of the territory undertakes to increase the population of trees in cities and surrounding areas.

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This Thursday will be a massive planting of oaks and majagua postures in several parts of the capital of the Isle of Youth as part of the reforestation that Communal Services unit of the territory undertakes to increase the population of trees in cities and surrounding areas.

Elia María Ávila Valdés, head of green areas department and member of the Committee of Reforestation in the Isle of Youth, confirmed that the postures to be planted are ready and the staff that will undertake the task in the surrounding areas of Municipal Committee of Party, the Polygraph, and other needy areas of forest is prepared too.

These species chosen to repopulate those areas, besides having a positive impact on the environment, provide other important benefits to society.
Such is the case of Majagua tree, which can be exploited its medicinal effects; it has analgesic for ear and bronchi, as well as emollients because it softens tumors.

With its flower expectorant and anti-asthmatic syrup named Imefasma is produced. According to Cuban specialists contains flavonoids, antioxidants with beneficial effects for respiratory diseases such as asthma and also reduces the risk of cancer and heart disease.

Its flower is also used to make alcohol-based lotion that soothes gastrointestinal ailments, and relieves rheumatic and muscular pains. The decoction of the leaves cures haemorrhoids.

Every day thousands of hectares of forests are felled indiscriminately in different latitudes in order to exploit the land for cattle and agriculture, build facilities for entertainment industry regardless of the threat that this action is to life, affecting the ecosystem, biodiversity, soils, weather and climate.

In Cuba, by contrast, the state and the government along with the people made countless efforts and promote responsible practices to ensure sustainable use of this resource that provides wood, food, fuel, feed, fibres and organic fertilizers.

 

Traslation: Lien Fernández Sánchez

 

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