This route takes you through the Canary Island pine and Monterey pine forests of the Orotava Valley, and passes through some of the areas affected by storms.
You will observe how the forestry services are replacing a large part of the Monterey pine forests, which suffer more damage during the storms, with more appropriate species of monteverde or Canary Island pine depending on the altitude, so generating a new growing forest.
In addition, they are working to reduce the density of pine trees in some areas to enable the growth of sturdier specimens and the establishment of enriching undergrowth species, such as tree heath (Erica arborea) and tagasaste (Cytisus proliferus).
The wood obtained from this forestry management is used in construction, for woodchips or as firewood for local residents.
This improvement of the forest and its increasing diversity make it a more suitable habitat for many of the birds that live there, such as chaffinches, blue finches and woodpeckers.
- Always stay on the marked trail observing all traffic rules established in the regulations.
- When parking, keep away from water intakes or firefighting water storage tanks, and do not block the passage of other vehicles or access to the track.
- Be extra careful both at junctions with paths and tracks and on sections shared by walkers, horse riders and cyclists.
- Proceed with care to avoid accidents that may be caused by obstacles, landslides and uneven terrain.
- Check our guide to motor vehicle routes and, if necessary, contact the emergency services by calling 112.
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