This reforestation was developed on private land, situated in the parish of Covelo de Paivô, Arouca, district of Aveiro. It is integrated in the Freita homogeneous sub-region of the PROF-AMPEDV – Regional Forest Management Plan for Porto Metropolitan Area and Entre Douro and Vouga. This mountain site occurs near the Palhais stream and is predominantly covered with spontaneous grass species.
The site occupies a total area of 1 ha. The tree species selected for reforestation were cork oak (Quercus suber), pyrenean oak (Quercus pyrenaica), Birch tree (Betula celtiberica) and Ash tree (Fraxinus angustifolia). We used tree shelters to protect and increase the success of the seedlings, considering the presence of livestock that uses this land for grazing.