Volunteers to plant 1,000 trees in Serra da Estrela

in News · 14-11-2019 09:00:00 · 0 Comments

A thousand trees will be planted on Sunday, 17 November, in the Covilhã National Forest, an area of Serra da Estrela that was affected by the fires in 2017

In a press release sent to Lusa agency, the organisation highlights the importance of contributing to the reforestation of the area, noting that the fires reached, in 2017, about 130 hectares of the Covilhã National Forest, district of Castelo Branco.

As specified, this public action will contribute to achieving the goal outlined in the "Create Roots" programme, which aims to plant 5,000 trees in the next five years in that area.

"Five thousand trees reforest five hectares, catch 2.6 tons of air pollutants per year and 466 tons of raw carbon sequestered per year," the report said.

Sunday's action is the first to be carried out to reach the goal and is scheduled for 10am in the Black Rose zone.

Open to volunteers, it is organized by the Covilhã Veterinary Clinic, in collaboration with the Natura IMB Hotels Group (which has hotels in Covilhã and Guarda) and with the Guardians of Serra da Estrela, a nature protection association.

With guidance from the Nature Conservation Institute, the plantation also has the partnerships of the Medical Students Centre of the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Beira Interior, TUNAMUS (University Tuna of Medicine) and MAPA (Academic Movement for Environmental Protection).


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