The Swiss Federal Institute for Forest Snow and Landscape Research WSL

C14 Companhia das Lezírias

Towards a sustainable forest management

General information on the forest area of Charneca do Infantado.

Forest community Mostly 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 area 8840 ha
Main management type Annual 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 volume Cork: 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

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Area for forest herding 5625 ha
Altitude 0–53 m
Ownership Companhia das Lezírias, S.A. belongs to the Portuguese Republic
Geology Mostly sandy soils, sometimes with sandstones and clay beds
Protected area 0 ha
Nature protection area (Natura 2000) 4961 ha
Conservation area for biodiversity proposals 3005 ha
Protected area for soil and landscape proposals 1714 ha