Madrid is tackling its ‘biggest environmental catastrophe’ in years by cloning trees

Francisco Molina, head of agroforestry department at Imidra, Madrid's rural, agroforestry and alimentation investigation institute, works next to cork oak destroyed by the historic Filomena snowstorm in Las Rozas, Spain, February 10, 2021. Picture taken February 10, 2021. REUTERS/Juan Medina - RC2ZUL93X124

The project hopes to mitigate against the impact of recent snowstorms. Image: REUTERS/Juan Medina - RC2ZUL93X124

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Silvio Castellanos
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Cork oak destroyed by the historic Filomena snowstorm is seen in Las Rozas, Spain, February 10, 2021. Picture taken February 10, 2021. REUTERS/Juan Medina - RC2ZUL9OD9ZS
The storm destroyed many of Madrid's historic trees. Image: REUTERS/Juan Medina
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