Improving adaptive capacity in reforested areas in the Valencian Community

Unmanaged reforestations of Pinus pinaster in the Valencian Community have serious regeneration problems, caused by the excessive recurrence and intensity of wildfires, together with the lack of rainfall and the typical summer heat in very dry years. This situation has made them more vulnerable to maritime pine bast scale (Matsucoccus feytaudi) and pine wood nematodes.

Following the Standard, adaptation measures will be implemented in five Pinus pinaster reforestations in the Valencian Community. The aim of this action is to promote adaptive capacity and resilience in reforestations highly vulnerable to climate change, especially to wildfires. The measures will include silviculture aimed at promoting attributes of forest maturity, by modifying the forest’s structure.