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Landowners told to clear trees and vegetation before next fire season

by TPN/ Lusa, in News · 27-11-2017 10:18:00 · 0 Comments

Landowners in Portugal have until the middle of March next year to clear trees and vegetation from around isolated houses, villages and roads.

Landowners told to clear trees and vegetation before next fire season

 

Should they fail to do so, councils will then have another two months to clear these areas.

 

The government acknowledged there is "a huge amount of work to do" in terms of combating fires, and said that the stress should be on promoting the idea of prevention.

 

Officials will be compiling a list of target vegetation while ensuring native species such as oak and chestnut are maintained.

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Edition 1453
09 December 2017
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