Join us in to restore burned forests in Portugal, in 4 municipalities. This project is led by the Diocese of Lisbon and is proposed by the forestry firm Sylva Nova.
The project at a glance
- Number of trees to be planted: about 30,000
- Planting area: about 50 hectares
- Species planted: maritime pine, chestnut, tauzin oak, faginated oak, glutinous alder, arbutus and sorbus
- Type of project: Restoration of forests degraded by fires
- Planting season: Fall/Winter 2018-2019
Context et benefits
This project covers several areas. The latter are all degraded by fires. The lack of resources for management and poor natural regeneration requires action and plantation:
- 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.
- Maçao - Santarem District
2,884 trees are planted on 2.3 hectares in the Ocreza Archaeological Park. The area was devastated in 2003 by a fire.
- Abrantes - Santarém District
This massif was damaged twice by a first fire in 2003 and a second in 2017. There are 3,581 trees planted on an area of about 3.5 hectares.