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Collecting seeds - 2015

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Collecting seeds - 2015

Under the project LIFE TAXUS, last September 12, was organized a action for seed collection in the Serra da Estrela, which was attended by members of the Floresta Comum and Grupo Tribo da Estrela.

This voluntary action framed within the project action C.1, aimed at collecting seeds of three species characteristic of the yew thickets, birch tree (Betula pubescens), the mountain-ash (Sorbus aucuparia) and yew (Taxus bacatta). Result of a spring and summer with low rainfall, the production of seeds in the target species was greatly reduced, however it was possible to collect 3.2 kg of fruit rowan and 300 gr of fruit yew. The seeds collected were sent to the forest nurseries of Senhora da Graça – Sabugal, from where comes the plants to be used in the plantations.


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