Woodland reforested

SILVES’S Herdade da Parra national woodland area is being reforested with new cork trees, wild pine trees and cypresses being planted over 98 hectares, part of this having been destroyed by the fires in the summer of 2005.

The project is being implemented by Floresta Bem Cuidada, a company from Guarda, in the north of Portugal, which was selected after an official competition organised by Carmim, a farmers’ organisation from Reguengos de Monsaraz, in Alentejo, and Direcção Geral de Recursos Florestais, the state department for forests.

The project will cost 217,500 euros and the money was raised through a national charity campaign held by Carmim immediately after the 2005 fires.

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