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.