In view of the structural risk to some palm trees in different areas of the port of Palma, the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) will undertake a series of works to uproot and replace some 20 specimens to guarantee their stability as far as possible. Several types of operations will be carried out: the uprooting of the existing palm trees and subsequent replanting with the repair of the pavement, if any.
A study of the behaviour of the palm trees managed by the Port of Palma showed the intervention points, which are centred in the gardens of the Lonja and Poniente quays and the Escollera route.
This improvement project, which is currently in the open tendering phase, has an initial budget of 65,421 euros excluding VAT, and is expected to last six months from the date of signing the contract. The deadline for receiving offers is 12 May 2021. Those interested may submit their applications through the APB e-Bidding Portal.
The APB has more than half a thousand palm trees in the public area of the port of Palma: 282 date palms, 58 canary palms and 179 washingtonias, as well as palmettos and palms excelsas, distributed in various green areas with trees and other plants that form part of the plant decoration.