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Site code AR27

Location Cistierna

Region Castilla y León

Country Spain

Local name Vidanes

Partner FGUVA


Site characteristics

Orientation: FLAT, Slope:0.0°, Soil :CAMBISOLS, Bedrock : conglomerate

PH :5.0,5.5


Plot next to the Esla River, to the upper irrigation channel of Payuelos, and the valley of Valdehontanos stream.

Short History of the site

OWNER: Vidanes Neighborhood Board POTENTIAL VEGETATION: (Supramediterránea carpetano-ibéricaleonesa) Quercus pyrenaica, Quercus petraea and Pinus sylvestris (Source: Rivas Martinez, 1987). DESCRIPTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT: Reforestation plantations with Pinus nigra and Pinus sylvestris. PREVIOUS MANAGEMENT AREA: Previously the area was used as pasture for livestock, and later became a heath. CURRENT STATUS OF THE LAND BEFORE PLANTING THE ARBORETUM: The plot was covered by scrubs composed of several species of heather and Erica Australis. Also there were some pines (Pinus sylvestris) from old stocking and isolated oaks (Quercus pyrenaica). SUSCEPTIBILITY TO PESTS AND DISEASES: There have been sporadic episodes of processionary (Thaumetopoea pityocampa) and other defoliators as Tortrix viridana.

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List of species in the arboretum

Generalities of the site
Species on the site N of Prov. Initial tree N
Acer pseudoplatanus 6 72
Calocedrus decurrens 3 36
Castanea sativa 3 36
Cedrus libani subsp. libani 3 36
Ceratonia siliqua 1 12
Cupressus sempervirens 4 48
Eucalyptus globulus 1 12
Eucalyptus gundal 1 12
Eucalyptus nitens 4 48
Fagus sylvatica subsp. orientalis 3 36
Larix decidua 4 48
Liquidambar styraciflua 3 36
Pinus brutia 3 36
Pinus caribaea var. hondurensis 1 12
Pinus elliottii 1 12
Pinus nigra subsp. laricio 3 36
Pinus nigra subsp. salzmannii 3 36
Pinus pinea 4 48
Pinus ponderosa 4 48
Pinus sylvestris 6 72
Pinus taeda 5 60
Pseudotsuga menziesii 8 108
Quercus ilex subsp. rotundifolia 6 72
Quercus petraea subsp. petraea 6 72
Quercus rubra 2 24
Quercus shumardii 1 12
Quercus suber 3 36
Robinia pseudoacacia 6 72
Sequoia sempervirens 3 36
Thuja plicata 4 48