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Mizieb: Malta’s northern woodland

By Edcat55
Mizieb: Malta┬’s northern woodland
A more recent woodland creation took place in the 1970s on what used to be an exposed ridge in the northern part of Malta, specifically Mizieb, lying between St Paul┬’s Bay, Manikata and Mellieha.

The ridge was extensively landscaped even through the use of explosives to blast the solid rocky surface so as to enable the newly planted trees to dig their roots deep and thus find sustenance and water especially during the parched summer months.

What trees you┬’ll find there
Over the past thirty five years Mizieb has thrived and matured and has today grown to constitute one of Malta┬’s finest stretches of woodland; well worth a visit and a walk in an unusual Maltese habitat. The site consists almost exclusively of Aleppo Pine trees, the Maltese znuber although one also finds other varieties of trees including olive and carob. The predominance of pine means that the ground is littered with a fragrant layer of pine needles.

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22 Jun 2021 6:30AM
The blue is amazing.
22 Jun 2021 7:10AM
Wonderful tones!
RonDM Plus
6 135 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2021 9:02AM
Great picture

KingArthur 14 8 Malta
22 Jun 2021 9:14AM
Amazing colours Ed 👌

Joe Smile
Beautiful colour Ed
cooky Plus
17 6 4 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2021 11:56AM
Lovely way of helping the environment and beautiful trees Ed.

Super Ed

Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2021 5:12PM
Green and lush and very appealing...
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