Reforest'Action and its partner Sylva Nova invite you to participate in the reforestation of this forest victim of a fire in 2017 in the Spanish region of Asturias!
The project at a glance
- Number of trees to be planted: 49,420
- Plantation area: 55 hectares
- Species planted: maritime pine, warty birch, tauzin oak, Scots pine, arbutus
- Project type: restoration of a burnt stand
- Planting season: Spring 2022
The origin of the project
Located in the north of Spain, the project is rooted in the Asturias area, which is very sparsely populated. This was caused by a fire that devastated the forest, particularly the Pinus radiata species, in 2017. The initiative is part of an area of 450 ha to be restored, of which 300 are underway. Carried out on a very steep slope (70%) with high risk of soil erosion, the approach involves a preventive approach, high-tech digging, improved seeding and monitoring by drone and satellite. Restored, the stand will provide all the environmental, economic and tourism benefits of the forest. It is already enhancing the economic value of the region as it is being implemented by planters in a situation of professional reintegration, thus creating jobs. As a stopover on the famous Camino de Santiago, it will also bring benefits to local tourism. Finally, the trees will reduce soil erosion, promote the development of biodiversity and contribute to the fight against climate change by storing carbon.