As you can see in these two photos, the main avenues up here in Altozano are getting spruced up.
Quite a few people have written to me lamenting about the construction up here destroying the forests.
However, the area where Altozano is being built was mainly pastures. If there were forests here, they were destroyed decades, if not centuries ago. The only area that I would call wooded is where the golf course is being built.
This google satellite photo below shows some of the wooded areas that hopefully will be somewhat protected from growth in the future. It will also give some of you that are not so familiar with Morelia an idea of just how close some of these projects are to one another.
The dark woods in the lower right hand corner are the beginnings of the forested areas that include the small towns of San Miguel, San Jose de los Torres, Rio Bello, Ichaqueo, Tumbisca. This area is the main watershed for Morelia.
The little finger that juts out to the upper left of the red circle is the Loma de Santa Maria hillside at the southern part of the city.