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Site code AR29

Location Porto do Son

Region Galicia

Country Spain

Local name CAAMA

Partner CIF


Site characteristics

Orientation: SW, Slope:10.0°, Soil :UMBRISOLS, Bedrock : acid to intermediate plutonic rocks

PH :4.2,4.4


middle slope in the sub-basin of Sieira river, in the area of the Tambre river estuary called Ria de Muros e Noia open to the Atlantic ocean

Short History of the site

This forest area was occupied by a young mixed stand of Eucalyptus globulus with Acacia melanoxylon and Salix atrocinerea. The history of this place is marked by repeated wildfires and successive plantations with pines, Pinus radiata or Pinus pinaster, and Eucalyptus globulus. Occasionally some trees were removed mainly for fuel use. Actually, the good forest management of the area keeps fire far from the plantations. AR29 is placed on a private land. The land is owned and managed by a Neighborhood Forest Association, typical of Galician culture. All the forest area belongs to a territorial demarcation, “parroquia”, which joins all the neighborhood members. Each citizen owns a percentage of the whole indivisible forest area and the management must be agreed with all the members of the community by a common consent. In Galicia, this way of forest property is called “Neighborhood Forest in Common Hand”. We asked for the permission to the Neighborhood Forest of Graiade, Marandán and Miguelís, and they, by common consent, gave us a cession to use a 2 ha land during 15 years since June 14th 2011 and according to Reinfforce project objectives. We selected this place on the basis of an altitude criterion, since the other oceanic arboretum AR31 was established near sea level.

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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 90
Betula pendula 1 15
Calocedrus decurrens 3 42
Castanea sativa 6 90
Cedrus libani subsp. libani 3 45
Ceratonia siliqua 3 45
Cunninghamia lanceolata 1 15
Cupressus sempervirens 3 47
Eucalyptus globulus 1 15
Eucalyptus gundal 1 29
Eucalyptus nitens 2 31
Fagus sylvatica 2 45
Fagus sylvatica subsp. orientalis 3 45
Larix decidua 4 60
Liquidambar styraciflua 4 57
Pinus brutia 4 60
Pinus caribaea var. hondurensis 1 15
Pinus elliottii 2 30
Pinus nigra subsp. laricio 2 30
Pinus nigra subsp. salzmannii 2 30
Pinus peuce 2 28
Pinus pinaster 4 60
Pinus pinea 4 60
Pinus ponderosa 4 60
Pinus sylvestris 6 90
Pinus taeda 3 45
Pseudotsuga menziesii 4 75
Quercus ilex subsp. rotundifolia 4 60
Quercus petraea subsp. petraea 3 45
Quercus robur 1 15
Quercus rubra 2 30
Quercus shumardii 1 15
Quercus suber 5 72
Robinia pseudoacacia 4 60
Sequoia sempervirens 2 34
Thuja plicata 4 60