OUR NEXT ACTION
REFORESTATION OF PAI DAS DONAS COMMONLANDS
- 9ha of exposed and degraded ridge line
- Reforestation with oak, sweet chestnut and ash
- Volunteers needed!
- Planting dates announced! See the events section on the Home page.
As we enter the 21st century, Portugal is facing a greater challenge: to re-establish a large part of its forest heritage, inspired by the composition of the native forests.
Until we are willing to recognise and account for the countless and irreplaceable services that the forest provides … we will always see reforestation as a heavy burden and not as an investment.
NATIONAL NATIVE FOREST DAY
23 November 2020
On National Native Forest Day we publish here a recent article by Professor Jorge Araújo of the University of Évora which nicely summarises the challenges we face today if we want to leave succeeding generations a forest worthy of the name … whatever the word “forest” may mean.