In recent months, the greening of greenery has taken place throughout Letňany. “Students from the Horticultural Academy in Mělník, under the expert guidance of their teacher Ing. Svobodová, counted, focused and evaluated over 3,000 trees that the city district takes care of,” says Jan Mikulecký, Letňany’s representative. There are thousands of other trees in Letňany that are privately owned. Over 500 trees were pruned and healed this year exactly according to professional recommendations.
Professional tree maintenance is very important and must be done continuously. For all promising trees, an educational or medical incision must be made every 5-10 years. Passportization has shown that in recent years, professional maintenance on Letňany trees has not been ideal. “This is mainly the reason why we now have to start the unpopular, but necessary, felling of about 50 trees. Of the 3,000, it is 1.7%, which is a very favorable number in the overall context,” says Jan Mikulecký, Letňany’s representative.
Sick trees in a state of disrepair will be cut down in individual pieces, for example in Dudkova, Vamberská, Křivoklátská or Dobratická streets. There will be no general removal of trees. “Everything is supported by expert opinions and the management of the town hall very carefully evaluated which trees will be felled, mainly due to the high operational danger and the emergency,” says Jan Mikulecký, Letňany’s representative.
In most places after felled trees, new ones will be planted, which will be professionally cared for from the beginning so that the trees will beautify our surroundings for many more years. “This year, for example, almost 100 new trees were planted in Lentilky, another 22 in the Tupolevova primary school complex, and hundreds of new ones will be added in the following years,” says Jan Mikulecký, Letňany’s representative. The basic goal of the town hall is not only to increase the total number of greenery, but also to continuously improve its quality under professional supervision.