Field trips are essential in didactics in forestry. Unfortunaltely, problems like accesibility, climatic conditions, class size, budget, etc. make it impracticable to develop an complete forest field trip program during the ordinary couses. The forest virtual tour program develops a set of virtual tours as an adjunct to placement field courses. The virtual tours are formed around online interactive forest walkthrougs in real forest realities. You can freely navigate through linked panoramas and are invited to deepen in the virtual forest world.
During the second half of the XXth a broad afforestation effort was undertaken in Spain. Decades later thinnings are essential in order to improve the forests, to achieve incomes for the owners of the forests (in this tour local, municipalities), to open opportunities for the creation of more diverse and resilient forest, etc.
Key words: Scots pine, Quercus pyrenaica, harvester, thinning, claras, raleo, pino silvestre, afforestation, pellet
A trip to soil protection silviculture. We will visit forests reforested in the middle of the XXth century. By then strong erosion problems were clearly visible. Today, active silvicultural management is needed in order to mantain the protective function and to achieve more diverse and resilent forest structures
Key words: thinning, Pinus halepensis, Pinus pinea, Palencia, Castilla y León, erosion, claras, raleo, protection