Monday's gales of up to 100 km/h resulted in around 40 trees being uprooted in the city of Malaga. While this number is quite small considering that there are 130,000 within the city limits, it highlighted a problem that the city hall is already aware of.
According to its Environment department, there are around 9,000 trees throughout the city that need to be replaced, either because they are an inappropriate species for their location or because their survival chances are low.
In the case of the Alameda Principal, known for its avenue of trees and where two trees fell, only four of the larger ficus are considered to be healthy.
The council plans to replant all of the high-risk trees within the next 25 years.