LIFE publication "LIFE and Climate change adaptation" mentions project LIFE+ AdaptFor
- Feb 26, 2016
Conduct of Training Seminar
- Dec 15, 2014
Public Consultation on the finalization of the management measures
- Nov 01, 2013
3rd Steering Committee Meeting
- Oct 29, 2013
Scientific Publication on project first results
- Oct 25, 2013
The site is located on Taygetos Mountain, west of Sparti (East Taygetos Forest). It is covered by Fir (Abies cephalonica) in pure or mixed stands with Black pine (Pinus nigra), Juniper (Juniperus sp.) and broadleaved shrubs. Fir trees appear from 700 m a.s.l. The mountain is the southern most distribution limit of the species in Greece.
Fir on Taygetos Mountain has suffered several infestations, mainly from bark-eat insects. According to observations of the local Forest Service, the infestations are more severe on Fir trees growing on locations with poor soils and dry conditions and they are considered as a secondary result of the marginal soil and climatic conditions. The Forest Service of Sparti administers the Taygetos area.
Map of the study area: