Supply of firewood to local residents through shoot selection in Pyrenean oak
END DATE: 2017
CLIENT: Government of the region of Castilla y León. Provincial Forestry Commission
The areas of the stand where the intervention would be viable and have optimal effect were selected. Silvicultural criteria were established with the technical management team and the thinning was carried out, eliminating dominant and codominant trees while always trying to favour the competition of trees which were vigorous and of higher technical quality.
The decision was taken to not prune the oaks, with the aim of avoiding them receiving excessive light and thus sending up sprouts and epicormic shoots.
The trunks removed were chopped into two or three pieces to remove them from the site, which was done without leaving any trunks or twigs in the stand.