Sylva Nova and Reforest'Action invite you to participate in the restoration of burned forests in Portugal in the municipalities of Marvao & Meda!
The project at a glance
- Number of trees to be planted: 23,637
- Planting area: 47 hectares
- Species planted: maritime pine, chestnut, tauzin oak, faginated oak, glutinous alder, arbutus and cherry
- Type of project: Restoration of forests degraded by fires
- Planting season: Fall/Winter 2018-2019
Context and benefits
This project brings together two distinct areas with similar contexts. Indeed, a few years ago, fires ravaged these plots. The lack of management caused by a lack of resources has turned these former forest sites into rocky deserts. There is almost no natural regeneration and planting is necessary. The lack of resources for management and poor natural regeneration requires action and planting
The unity of this context reflects well the recurrence of fires in Portugal. In August 2018, the country experienced one of the largest forest fires in Monchique, where 26,000 hectares of forests went up in smoke. The lack of resources of the owners and the state are often pointed out. Indeed, poorly managed forests are more likely to spread flames. Global warming is accelerating and these events will increase in number
Here are the two areas concerned. :
- Marvao - District of Portoalegre
Within the Serra de Sao Mamede Natural Park, 12,170 trees are being planted in an area devastated by a fire in 2003. The project covers more than 23 hectares and will restore the dynamics of this mountain forest ecosystem.
- Meda - Guarda District
This area is desert and the massifs that populated this rocky land were devastated in 2016 by a fire. Regeneration is very insufficient in this very rocky area. The planting of 11,467 trees on an area of about 24 hectares will help to revive the population.