Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Trees along the federal highway south of Playa del Carmen are being uprooted to make way for the new Maya Train project. The adult palm trees placed in the highway median are being removed by Fonatur (Fondo Nacional de Fomento al Turismo) personnel.
Trees are being removed from the central median of highway 307 from Tulum to Playa del Carmen to make way for train tracks that will eventually be built in that space.
In April, Fonatur said that the trees being removed for the Maya Train, which will be approximately 22,000, are being taken to a nursery from which they will eventually be replanted. The agency reported that the program plans to relocate 3,819 to other areas of the state, while 16,360 will be sent to nurseries to be cared for.
During the first stage of relocation, 1,765 medium trees, 1,273 large trees and 781 palms will be moved since they are located on the right-of-way where the Maya Train project will be carried out.
Highway work along the Cancun highway has also begun with the removal of its trees.