Forest production

With about 8,500 hectares, the forest area of Companhia das Lezírias boasts four types of Portuguese trees which are distributed as follows:

  • 6,100 hectares of cork oak
  • 1,400 hectares of maritime pine
  • 300 hectares of stone (or umbrella) pine
  • 700 hectares of eucalyptus

IIn spite of this diversity, the cork oak prevails, providing side-products such as cork, wood for sawmills, firewood and pine cones, further to other uses such as farm forestry, hunting, beekeeping and other leisure activities.

Due to this wide range of activities, mainly linked to cork oak, a large part of the forest area of Companhia das Lezírias was classified as a “Model Forest” by the Regional Forestry Planning of Ribatejo, and is now the perfect example of a good management.

The forest supports the habitats and species, mainly birds, which justify the inclusion of a large part of these lands in the Special Protection Zone and in Rede Natura 2000.