The first professional planting in El Circ de la Safor (Vilallonga, Valencia), an area protected for its high ecological value, took place last week.
This area is designated as a flora micro-reserve. Its topography and location -at the centre of a natural amphitheatre- as a North facing valley create a humid microclimate where populations of endangered native species thrive. The landowner carries out regular sustainable forestry management to enhance the forest’s resilience to fire and climate change. He also intends to create a botanical trail to hold environmental education activities with citizens in the future.
The Volterra and Life Terra teams designed a planting plan with native species (Portuguese oak, field elm, service tree, strawberry tree, common hawthorn, and terebinth pistache), which will not only provide resilience to fire and future climate changes but support biodiverse fauna with food and habitats. These new trees will increase local biodiversity and improve soil fertility enhancing overall forest health and ensuring the continued protection of this high ecological value area.
Congratulations for the great job team!