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By Fernando Reboredo

This e-book offers an up to date research of the Portuguese forests and forestry zone, together with its historical past, its overall financial price, present threats and possibilities and destiny demanding situations, specifically the necessity to contain extra making plans and know-how in woodland administration practices. The methodological method of analysing the forestry quarter by way of its overall financial price, and using this new viewpoint to properly understand the wooded area area and to base improvement concepts is exclusive. additionally, using new equipment and applied sciences within the Portuguese forestry quarter should be a chance to proportion those reviews with a much wider foreign viewers. for instance, hearth prevalence throughout the summer time has virtually no parallel within the Western global, implying that Portuguese wooded area landscapes functionality as a “natural lab of wildfires” from which a lot could be realized globally. hence, the results of the hearth administration regulations followed may symbolize vital classes for Mediterranean basin countries.

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12 F. Reboredo and J. Pais vessels, which was found in the Nordic pine (Pinus sylvestris). Also throughout the XV–XVII centuries, large timber imports came from Galicia, Asturias, British Islands (Moreira 1984) or Madeira Island (Rego 2001) in the latter case, with the first forest protection measures appearing in 1493 with King João II. The maritime expansion policy between XIV century and end of the XVI century was responsible for the destruction of almost all the oak forests between the Douro and Tejo Rivers (see location, Fig.

Reboredo and J. Pais The current typology of the vegetation of the mainland Portugal was characterized by Godinho-Ferreira et al. (2005) showing 22 forest types and their respective distribution, with Pinus pinaster, Eucalyptus globulus and Quercus suber as the dominant species. , 35, 32 and 24 % of the total area, respectively (Fig. 6). The unproductive areas and inland waters occupied 2 % of the total area while urban areas 5 %. Pinus pinaster covers approximately 714,000 ha, the Eucalyptus globulus 812,000 ha and finally Quercus suber 736,000 ha, corresponding to 23, 26 and 23 %, respectively (IFN6 2013).

3 Sources AFN (2010), a IFN6 (2013); values are expressed in thousands ha. In brackets is the percentage of the forestry area occupied by each species in the mainland in 2010 is a medium-sized deciduous or semi-evergreen tree growing to 20 m tall, while the Algerian oak (Quercus canariensis,) is a semi-evergreen tree also found in the mainland in restricted areas in the Serra de Monchique in the South of Portugal. Despite the decrease in forestry and agricultural areas, from 1995 to the last Inventory in 2010 (Fig.

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