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#GreekSmell: The thousands fruit trees that bloom in the streets of Athens

Posted by moodhacker on March 18, 2017 at 4:00 PM

Approximately 2200 km of sidewalks and walkways. Close to 80,000 trees planted therein WITH Sour orange, mulberry, some lemon and mandarin, many sofores or giakArantes, olives and pines, it smaller or larger in size plane. The trees, and mainly, not surprisingly, several fruit trees of Athens are not only found in the National Gardens, Pedion Areos and other parks, or hills as the Lycabettus Hill . Many of them either produce edible fruit or maintain urban


According to the City of Athens Greenery service, the sidewalks, the separators of the avenues, the islets, the footpaths and the thickets of the center are counting an appoximate 80,000 of those trees of many different species, with some common features and traits.

"The selection of afforestation since the early years of the 20th century and especially during the interwar period, when it was formed the urban landscape of the capital, was based on the biological resistance of the tree species and variations to the climate of Athens, and the minimum possible water need , to survive in Attica climate region, that would be the lowest or close to zero the honorary president of the Greek Society for the Protection of Nature Mr. George Sfikas, explained talking to the Greek Vima newspaper

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