Afforestation

In the area of Herdade dos Lagos we realized various afforestation projects. Former dried grain areas were planted with autochthonous plants (carob trees, holm oaks, pines, cork oaks, olives). Over the years, more than 600 ha of new forest land has been created.

We continue to reforest more land, the last replanting of 33ha of cork oaks and pines was completed in 2016.

 

Greening and forestation form organic matter and improve the H2O balance of the soil, thereby buffering extreme heat levels.

This has permanently changed the microclimate and biodiversity in recent years.

Overview Afforestation Herdade dos Lagos
stone oaks (Quercus) 200 ha +/- 180.000 plants
Carob (Alfaroba) 260 ha +/- 50.000 plants
corc oaks (Quercus Suber) 30 ha +/- 32.000 plants
Pines (Pinus) 20 ha +/- 30.000 plants
Olives 80 ha +/- 18.000 plants
Eucalyptus +/- 10 ha +/- 3.000 plants
Diverse Species 4 ha +/- 2.500 plants
Vineyard 25 ha
Seeding +/- 350 ha
Total Afforestation +/- 600 ha +/- 315.500 plants