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Fast-growing forest plantations in Mediterranean-type climates

Fast-growing forest plantations in Mediterranean-type climates are a significant fire risk in the absence of substantial and regular fuel treatments. (a) The Pedr g o Grande fire in June 2017 in Portugal killed 66 people in a landscape dominated by pine and eucalypt. (b) Tree species with well-developed fire resistance traits such as thick bark – for example, Canary pine (Pinus canariensis) – are the ideal candidates for hazard reduction burning programmes in both natural and planted forests.

Year: 2022

From collection: Spreading Like Wildfire: The Rising Threat of Extraordinary Landscape Fires

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