Seia plants 500 trees in area burnt in 2017

By TPN/Lusa, in World · 17-01-2019 12:27:00 · 0 Comments

More than 500 Cork oaks and arbutus trees are to be planted in the council of Seia, in Guarda, in an area affected by the fires in October 2017, as part of a reforestation action scheduled for 17 February.

The initiative, open to volunteers, will be held by the municipality of Seia, in the district of Guarda, which is about 300km from Lisbon, through the civil protection service and the authorities of Beiras and Serra da Estrela.
The action is part of the project “Verde Puro” and will consist of planting more than 500 cork oaks and arbutus trees in an area affected by the fires of October 2017.
This initiative aims to “raise awareness on the prevention of rural fires and the recovery of forest spaces destroyed by fires,” said the municipality of Seia in a statement.

The campaign “resulted in the raising of more than 4000 sponsors, one for each tree, which are now planted in the municipalities affected by the fires in October 2017, integrated in the CIM-BSE,” the statement said.


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