Tree and bush planting in private farms
We plant trees to improve biodiversity in farms. They are usually local species that can be found in these areas. One type of these measures is the creation of semi-forested areas with trees and bushes, creating “small forest islands” in areas dominated by crops. Therefore, shelters are created for birds, species suitable for hunting (such as partridges or rabbits) and other animals such as insets that otherwise cannot find shelter nor food in these areas.
In addition, we also plant local species to create/improve hedges in farms. These hedges host insects that can control plagues in a natural way and they are also common in organic farming as they are a barrier to chemicals used in farms close-by. Several studies show that hedges play a highly important ecological role, not only as a shelter for insects that are useful for farmers but also for biodiversity in general (for example, for birds).
Other type of tree planting that positively impacts on the environment is the plantation of organic fruit trees. These agro-foresstry plantations have several environmental and social benefits. They diversify crops and promote the conversion from conventional to organic production.
With the support of AccorHotels and the technical guidance of Pur Project, we develop these programmes in farming areas in Valencia and La Mancha. Since 2012, more than 20,000 trees have been planted in collaboration with farmers.
Fundación Global Nature
Sostenibles por Naturaleza
Desde 1993 dedicados a la conservación de la naturaleza y la funcionalidad de los ecosistemas