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
Mark your diaries and come and join us!
- Because of possible CoViD restrictions, we plant mornings only, 09:00-12:30
- Click on the map to see location details in Google Maps
WELCOME TO ArBOR AND OUR FIRST PROJECT
17 November 2020
Our first projects will concentrate on restoring our valley ecosystems following the catastrophic fires of October 2017. We are part of Nature. Without functional and healthy ecosystems, no human systems embedded within them can be functional or healthy either. Everything here burned. So above all, we want to increase the area planted to native deciduous species.
Take a look at some of the videos on our Resources page for a selection of the reasons why we see this of such paramount importance.
We’re delighted to announce our first project in partnership with the Comissão dos Baldios de Pai das Donas, the Comissão de Melhoramentos de Pai das Donas, and the Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e das Florestas (ICNF).
5,600 trees will be planted over the 9 hectares of this initial phase of native forest restoration. The species we will be planting are oak (Quercus robur), sweet chestnut (Castanea sativa) and ash (Fraxinus excelsior/angustifolia).