The Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa restores three forest plots in Soraluze with 1,880 native trees


The action is part of the LIFE IP Urban Klima 2050 project and is included in the proposed Debabarrena Green Infrastructure Network.

The ecological restoration of three woodland areas in Soraluze (Gipuzkoa) has made it possible to recover the degraded area on the southern slopes of the Muskiritzu mountain range by planting of 1,880 native trees.

Gipuzkoa Provincial Council and Soraluze Town Council are involved in this action, which is part of the LIFE IP Urban Klima 2050 under action C.4.2 Key green infrastructure for the improvement of the urban-rural connection and the resilience of the territory and, more specifically, C.4.2.7 Improvement of the Debabarrena green ring.


Initial situation

The work was carried out on three plots, with a total extension of 2.88 hectares, located within a Zone of Interest for Environmental Functionality of the Gipuzkoa green infrastructure network, in Debabarrena. The three forest pots were forestry plantations for timber production (Larix sp. and Pinus radiata) until felling was carried out in 2020 and 2021.

Final situation

The restored plots have been reforested with 1,880 native trees, mainly beech (Fagus sylvatica), oak (Quercus robur) and ash (Fraxinus excelsior). Soraluze Town Hall will allocate the restored plots for a minimum period of 30 years for nature conservation, thereby contributing to the resilience of the territory against climate change.