Lagoa do Negro

Island - Terceira

Code - TER3

What are we intending to do

The project will carry out a set of tasks to improve the ecological recovery of the degraded bog, namely its water and floristic regime:
– Removal of Cryptomeria japonica through felling, harvesting and shredding of the remaining biomass, or alternatively standing death of larger trees;
– Removal of exotic and invasive species, such as Hedychium gardnerianum, Solanum mauritianum, and Rubus ulmifolius;
– Planting of endemic species such as Juniperus brevifolia, Laurus azorica, Prunus lusitanica subsp. azorica, Ilex perado subsp. azorica, and Vaccinium cylindraceum;
– Reintroduction of native herbaceous species such as Angelica lignescens and several bryophyte species of the genus Sphagnum, typical for this type of bog ecosystem.

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Project co-financed by the European Union LIFE Programme.

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