Turfeira da Lomba

Island - Terceira

Code - TER4

What are we intending to do

The project will carry out a set of tasks to improve the ecological recovery of the bog, namely its water and floristic regime:
– Eradication of more than 20 000 Cryptomeria japonica trees by cutting and shredding biomass, or killing larger trees standing;
– Removal of exotic and invasive species, such as Hedychium gardnerianum and Metrosideros excelsa;
– Promotion of natural regeneration of native species such as Juniperus brevifolia, Vaccinium cylindraceum and Sphagnum sp., among others;
– Increased water retention by blocking drainage from pedestrian trails.

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Project co-financed by the European Union LIFE Programme.

The LIFE IP AZORES NATURA (LIFE17 IPE/PT/000010) project has received funding from the LIFE Programme of the European Union.
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