Effect of fires recurrent on landscape degradation, health deterioration and reduction of cork production in the cork oak forest of Hafir-Zarieffet (Tlemcen, Algeria)


Abstract: Repeated fires recorded for a long time in the cork oak forest of Hafir Zarieffet have economic consequences translating into reduction of cork production (75%) and environmental transformation in natural high forest, clear copse or low sported maquis rich in underwood, vulnerable to fires. Stands having survived to series of violent fires show signs of resistant decline and become unproductive. After fire, young trees restore very quickly their crown.

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