The action is in anticipation of the next rainy season
In January the first seedlings of large native trees were planted on rural properties of Paracatu de Baixo and Pedras, districts of Mariana (MG). They will be used to revegetate the Permanent Protection Areas (PPAs) of the Gualaxo do Norte River. The action is in anticipation of the next rainy season which will start in November.
CHARACTERISTICS OF SPECIES USED FOR SAMPLING
- They are native resistant species and considered pioneer, since they are the first to grow on the location.
- Some are fruit trees that help to attract the region’s fauna.
- They feature a large treetop and make good shade, creating opportunity for the emergence of other species that compose the vegetation.
- To facilitate the cultivation of seedlings, a correction was made to the soil using agricultural machinery.
- To evaluate the natural soil regeneration, some areas received nutrients and others not.
- In certain places seedlings were planted and in others seeds.
- The development of the seedlings will be monitored for the next two years.
- The work involves the control of invasive species (pests) and weeds (weeding).
- Furthermore, there will be visual monitoring by professionals including biologists, agronomists and foresters.