ForBioEnergy project contributes to the sustainable development using biomass in protected areas (Natura 2000)

The forest surface of the Comunitat Valenciana

The forest surface of the Comunitat Valenciana occupies almost the 60% of the territory, it’s means that 1.300.000 ha are forests of which 750.000 ha are wooded.
• 43 % non-forest
• 57 %: forest
o 58% wooded
o 42% non-wooded
The forest surface increases each year 3.300 ha, in spite of the bushfires.
In the 90’s, the volume of wood supplies with bark was 11.000.000 m3 whereas that in the 2006 the volume increased till 20.000.000 m3.
The annual increased of wood with bark is 750.000 m3. The main species which contribute of the maintenance and of the increase of this volume in the Valencia forest are: Pinus halepensis, Pinus nigra, Pinus pinaster, Quercus ilex and Pinus sylvestris.