help us create a forest
As many of you have probably read or heard about, Central Portugal has been hit by terrible fires in the year 2017. A huge area burned.
The cause of the fires remains uncertain, many people have many different explanations.
But one thing is for certain: the eucalyptus tree is the reason for the fire to expand in a furious rage. The eucalyptus tree loves fire cause it will help it to spread it's seeds and take over more and more land.
Unfortunately other trees have little change to overgrow the eucalyptus as they need much more time to grow back.
Where there were ones many indigenous trees like cork oaks, olive trees, chestnut trees and many more, there are now only eucalyptus trees as far as the eye can reach.
Eucalyptus was brought to Portugal for the production of paper and makes a good living for many Portugese. Which makes it very hard to get rid of the tree or at least get it under control.
But luckily there are people becoming more and more aware of this problem and are looking at other ways to use the land.
And that is where you come in! You can help create a eucalyptus-free forest around Adega Antiga just by booking your holiday with us. For every booking we buy a tree and plant it somewhere on our land.
It's a small start but it is a start! And hopefully in the future we will be able to buy more land around us and continue the project. But first let's start here...