Lima’s Pentagonito surrounded by 25,000 trees


If the air smells a bit fresher in Lima’s San Borja district, it may be the 25,000 trees recently planted around the campus of the capital city’s Army Headquarters.

Although the manmade forest had been in planning for the past three years, it arrives in timely fashion as the COP 20 event is set to begin this Dec. 1.

Various species of trees, including eucalyptus and jacaranda, have been added to the lush green lawn of the military headquarters, fondly referred to as Pentagonito.

San Borja was previously recognized by the Asia Pacific Economic Forum (APEC) for being a “model of low carbon and sustainable city that focuses its efforts to combat climate change.”

A fair, Think Green, will be held in San Borja on December 6 and 7, along the avenue San Borja Norte.The San Borja military complex is decorated in time for COP 20.