Three months after the mega fire that affected Viña del Mar, Botanical Garden received a donation of 2,000 native trees – Radio Festival

Three months after the mega fire that affected Viña del Mar, Botanical Garden received a donation of 2,000 native trees – Radio Festival
Three months after the mega fire that affected Viña del Mar, Botanical Garden received a donation of 2,000 native trees – Radio Festival

Three months after the fires that affected Viña del Mar and Valparaíso and destroyed more than 90% of the Botanical Garden, Concha y Toro and its Gran Reserva brand donated 2,000 native trees to said institution to support the reforestation plan.

These native trees, specifically quillayes, are propagated in the nurseries of the company in charge of the Agricultural Management of Viña Concha y Toro, in Pencahue.

Regarding the donation, the Director of the Botanical Garden, Alejandro Peiranocommented: “We greatly value Concha y Toro’s donation of these trees, which are the trees that should be placed here. The quillay constitutes our valued sclerophyllous forest. We greatly appreciate this contribution, the plants are beautiful. I think it is a nice contribution that is in line with what we are doing.”

For its part, Adriana Arancibia, Head of Horticulture at the Botanical Gardensaid: “This contribution that Concha y Toro has come to make has two values ​​for us. One is the emotional value for the workers, it is support, it is encouraging us in what we do. Furthermore, we are proud that they bring us native trees that are going to be extremely well received here in the garden, they give a special meaning to the people here, they are the trees that behaved best in the face of fire and it is our goal that the Botanical Garden “Be green again, but with native species.”

Finally, Pablo Lagos, Project Engineer of the company’s Sustainability Managementassured: “One of the corporate pillars of Viña Concha y Toro is sustainability, within which support for communities is framed, as well as the propagation of native trees to support biodiversity. That is why we are very happy with this agreement with the Botanical Garden of Viña del Mar that allows us to contribute native trees, which grew in our nurseries under the care of agricultural management.”

“The production of native species has been incipient. In recent years we have made progress in several commitments regarding biodiversity and, increasingly, it has been necessary to have our own production plants. During 2023 we will plant 7,149 native trees on our farms throughout Chile.”, Pablo Lagos concluded.

 
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