Revision of sowing after the Los Guajares fire

Revision of sowing after the Los Guajares fire

We would like to show you the review we have done of the sowings after the fire in Los Guajáres (20 months ago).
They were carried out in February (after the rains in January) during a volunteer day organised by Plantando Semillas en Los Guájares and Semillistas. The aim was to collect data for larger sowings in the following seasons.
The acorns were sown in the pits provided by the Consejería de Medio Ambiente after the fire to retain water run-off. To give you an idea, these are trunks and branches arranged horizontally, in quadrangular shapes of about 3x 3, 5×5 m approximately (there are different sizes), making patches in different areas of unevenness. These bundles serve to protect the acorns and at the same time provide them with more humidity.
The seeds have reacted as they did on the summit of Sierra Lújar, with 70% germination. If we take into account that under controlled laboratory conditions the success rate is 80%, this means that we are talking about excellent germination rates!
Total germination %: 74%.
Average number of holm oaks per phagine: 6,3
Hits with 1 holm oak tree: 45,9%.
Hits with 2 holm oaks:
Hits with 0 holm oaks:
Total number of holm oaks checked: 39
Total holm oaks counted: 156
After a disaster such as a fire, the fauna takes time to return, and in Los Guájares acorns were planted with and without protection, with similar results. Knowing this, there may be a margin of a couple of more planting seasons without the risk of predation (which makes the planting process cheaper and quicker).
With your cooperation, the animals will soon have a place to return to.

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