Reintroduction of forest cover after wildfires
Afforestation activities, led by the government, after a fire that resulted in the loss of 33’000 ha of forests, strong erosion processes and hindered vegetation regrowth. A machine was used to open a planting hole and cover it again, which loosened the soil. Seedlings of Pinus Halepensis were planted manually and arranged linearly. The afforested area covered around 100 ha (not continuously), while other forest areas grew naturally.
The main purpose of afforestation was to reduce soil erosion by planting trees, which increases soil stability and enables forest regrowth. Other purposes included improving the potential wood extraction in the future and improving the visual landscape.