More than 13,850 native trees have been planted on Comino as part of a habitat restoration project for the island.
The project, coordinated by Ambjent Malta, will also see the planting of shrubs and the removal of alien plant species that have invaded the island.
In doing so, Ambjent Malta hopes that Comino will serve as a resting place for migratory bird species in the future.
“For the first five years, Environment Malta will be overseeing the work to ensure that the trees and plants have settled in the area,” Environment Minister Aaron Farrugia said on Facebook.
Ambjent Malta routinely carries out maintenance works on Comino (an average of eight visits per month) which includes grass-cutting, soil tilling, replacing of dead plants, installation of tree guards to protect against rodents, watering, and an inspection of the irrigation system and its overall performance.
So far, 13,878 trees and shrubs have been planted including the Meditteranean Cypress and Carob tree, among many others.
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