ISSN 0718-7262 versión on-line
MUSSO KUGENER, Maria Luisa. Árboles ornamentales modifican el color de Buenos Aires. AUS (Valdivia), 2014, no.16, p.41-45. ISSN 0718-7262.
Buenos Aires is acknowledged for the cultural value of its trees, which is part of the ecosystem related to the lifestyle of its inhabitants. These trees grow to embellish public areas and to provide shade and protection, with different sizes, shapes, colors, textures and leave and flower types. The tree planting trend became a constant from the arrival of French architect Jules Charles Thays, appointed Director of Parks and Gardens of Buenos Aires in 1891. Thays traveled through the country looking for species to decorate the capital city. Undoubtedly, the color of the trees' flowers modifies the urban setting and helps dwellers enjoy nature, even in a large city such as Buenos Aires.
Palabras Clave: Ornamental trees; trees and ecosystem; Carlos Thays; nature.
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