A number of us from Holy Trinity went to a presentation from Ville de Nice about ‘La Nature au coeur de Nice’, the ten- year long project to make Nice the greenest city in France, even in Europe. Among the project’s objectives is to use no artificial products for the maintenance of the parks and gardens; to create 25ha of green spaces; to ensure that there is a tree for every five inhabitants of the metropole; and to plant a tree for every child born here.
A principal part of the project is to ‘green’ three transport axes of Nice: Bottero to P. Devoluy; Dante to Hotel des Postes; and Gioffredo. As I wrote last week, this will have a particularly beneficial effect on Holy Trinity’s neighbourhood.
But the scale of tree planting is huge: 1000 on the green parts of the three tramlines; 2400 on line 2; 1500 on the Chateau hill; 385 in the 28 public gardens; 265 palm trees on the Promenade; and almost 200 more in schools and along other streets in Nice.