The situation regarding the invasive Red Palm weevil will never be resolved in Portugal (in my humble opinion) due in part to the apathy and laziness of the few. No action was taken when it first arrived in our area two years ago by some property owners as infested trees on their land were left to die untreated and the weevils then moved on to other host palms. Too little has been done too late and eventually the landscape of the Algarve will change as many of these majestic palm trees fall victim to the weevil and die.
Some property owners cut down their infested trees and just dump them in the countryside, or on waste ground without any consideration for others or the environment. Their action is totally irresponsible and has no doubt contributed to the rapid spread of this invasive beetle.
Palm trees can be treated to help prevent infestation but for some this may not be an option due to ongoing costs etc
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Further information about the Red Palm Weevil can be found