Replication programming in Almería

Last Tuesday 29th of January, while visiting the Chirivel plantations in Almería, the CAESCG team had the chance to start organizing the plantation for the replication activities.

Replication in Almería:

The replication farm is located at about 4 km from the demo farm El Ciruelo. Its name is “Cortijo Nuevo” and it is set deep in the neighborhood of Fuente Grande. The majority of the hectars are located into the Natural Park of Sierra de Maria-Los Velez. Of the 150 ha, more than 80% are actually inside the park, while around 20 ha are outside.

The species choosen for restoring this specific land are: Holm oaks (Quercus ilex), kermes oaks (Quercus coccifera), , Pines (P. halepensis) , Junipers (Juniperus oxycedrus) and Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis). The soil has rocks and clay, so the plantation is going to be done with mechanical help.

The plantation is going to involve local volunteers that all togheter are going to plant 660 Cocoones. The planting is scheduled for the next weekend (April the 1st,2nd and 3rd, 2019).