Global tree coverage up 7% as Taylor Wimpey España highlights importance of building in harmony with nature

The recent global focus on sustainability and all things eco-friendly means that we understand the value of trees and greenery better than ever. And according to Nature, the Earth’s tree coverage is actually one area where we are winning – at least in terms of total coverage. The planet has 7% more trees than it did 35 years ago, based on satellite images, though we still need to do much more to preserve and boost tree cover in tropical areas.

The construction industry has certainly done its part in helping to preserve tree coverage in recent years. There is now far greater awareness of the need to protect local ecosystems and to move or replant trees that are removed as part of the construction process.

Leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España is taking this one step further, protecting local ecosystems and indigenous tree and plant species by making them features of its developments. BotanicHorizon Golf and La Floresta Sur in the Costa del Sol all boast beautiful woodland surroundings, with homeowners also benefitting from the stunning greenery provided by local golf courses. Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España, explains:

“Building in harmony with local natural resources is key to ensuring that we respect the environment while also providing holiday homes that come with all the benefits of living near greenery. Both physical and mental health can receive a boost from spending time in nature, particularly when surrounded by trees. Preserving mature woodland makes sense on every level when building new holiday home developments.”

Botanic, in particular, demonstrates how the careful integration of buildings and land can deliver an enhanced holiday home experience for owners while also promoting the local environment. Available from €420,000 plus VAT, the three-bedroom homes with their enormous, south-facing terraces are divided into phases by green corridors and vertical gardens packed with indigenous trees and plants. The ideal setting for relaxing on the terrace, enjoying a quick round of golf or lazing in and around the communal pool.

Spain certainly has a lot to offer when it comes to greenery. A full third of the country is forest, and tree coverage has increased by an impressive 33% since 1990 according to World Bank data. Those looking to enjoy Spain’s abundance of greenery have the chance to buy key-ready homes with Taylor Wimpey España.

The key-ready, two- and three-bedroom apartments at La Floresta Sur, for example, are located in striking surroundings that UNESCO has declared a natural biosphere. They offer stunning views over the oak and pine forest, as well as down to the sea. Homes there are priced from €222,000 plus VAT.

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España, concludes:

“A green environment with a healthy atmosphere is the perfect antidote to the pressures of modern life. Buying a key-ready home means being able to enjoy all the beauty of the Spanish woodland as autumn gets fully underway – it’s a wonderful time of year to experience the changing of the seasons.”