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Towards a sustainable forest management


General information on the forest area of Charneca do Infantado.

Forest communityMostly stands of cork oak (Quercus suber – 6600 ha), including 4707 ha in agroforestry systems; different size stands (12) of maritime pine (Pinus pinaster – 1000 ha); umbrella pine (Pinus pinea – 680 ha) and eucalypt (Eucalyptus globulus – 560 ha)
Total forest area8840 ha
Main management typeAnnual production of non-wood products like cork and pinion, selective cutting system of maritime pine
The eucalypt is produced for fibre for pulp production.
Total mean volumeCork: 624 t/yr (average of 9 years)
Pinecones: 429 t/yr (average of 4 years)
Pinewood: 1552 t/yr (average of 5 years)
Eucalypt roundwood: 1360 t/yr
Economic results
Annual average forest
Annual average cork oak
Annual average cork sales
Average sales of wood
Average sales of pinecones

1.04 x 106 €
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0.177 x 106 €
0.137 x 106 €
Area for forest herding5625 ha
Altitude0–53 m
OwnershipCompanhia das Lezírias, S.A. belongs to the Portuguese Republic
GeologyMostly sandy soils, sometimes with sandstones and clay beds
Protected area0 ha
Nature protection area (Natura 2000)4961 ha
Conservation area for biodiversity proposals3005 ha
Protected area for soil and landscape proposals1714 ha