Fire hazard returns to the mountains

Invasive plants create a fire hazard

Fire hazard headline in JM

JM this morning leads with the story that places hit by the 2016 fires are once again covered in invasive plants, creating a growing fire hazard. The return of acacias, eucalyptus, brambles and broom was denounced by Quercus, confirmed by the population and is evident from the roads. The Environment Secretariat prefers to underline the work that has been done in recent years.

Quercus is a Portuguese Environmental Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) founded on October 31 , 1985, and describes itself as an independent, non-partisan, national, non-profit association made up of citizens who have come together around the same interest in the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources and in the Defense of the Environment in general. It operates across Portugal and organises numerous projects, including one to support the conversion of plantations into real forests.

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2 thoughts on “Fire hazard returns to the mountains”

  1. Without one hell of a lot of labour, I can’t see an answer. The exceptional climatic conditions, coupled with the terrain, make it almost impossible to keep on top of this. If you could, and economically plant and harvest commercial crops, Madeira wouldn’t be importing any fresh fruit or veg.

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