Spanish forests

Articles in ‘Spanish forests’

The biggest olive tree in the world

April 26th, 2018

Roger Deakin in the Albera

November 26th, 2016

The threat of eucalyptus

April 25th, 2011

Snails as a bioindicator after forest fire

February 16th, 2010

A team of Catalan researchers has studied the changes in the make-up of animal populations following forest fires, and have concluded that snails are a good indicator of forest recovery. The conclusions of this study, carried out in Sant Llorenç del Munt i l’Obac Natural Park, will help to ensure that post-fire forestry operations that do not harm these species of molluscs, which are sensitive to microclimatic conditions of the soil and vegetation structure. More here in English

Black poplars of Aragon

February 16th, 2010 [chopo+cabecero.bmp] I came across this attractive powerpoint in English celebrating the importance of black poplar in forming the landscape in the southern Aragon. The valleys are scattered with traditional pollards which look glorious especially in spring. From Ancient Tree Forum. From the book El chopo cabecero en el sur de Aragon, la identitad de un paisaje. Patrimonio olvidado‘ by Chabier de Jaime Loren and Fernando Herrero Loma.

Call for yews to form World Heritage Site

January 13th, 2010

Small rodents discourage forest growth in Spain

August 28th, 2009

Research in five degraded landscapes in the National Park of Sierra Nevada (Granada) appears to show that field mice base their diet on holm oak and pine seeds, causing a deterioration of the habitats and an extension of scrubland in the forests. Science Daily

Dutch elm disease in Spain

June 7th, 2009

Documentary about Spain’s forests

December 10th, 2008

Spain to plant 45 million trees

September 14th, 2008