39.7% of Cyprus covered by forests

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39.7% of Cyprus covered by forests

Post by Paphos Life » Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:24 pm

Nearly 40% of Cyprus (39.7%) is covered by forests according to figures released by Eurostat.This is very close to the EU average of 41.7%.The EU member state with the highest proportion of land covered by forests is Finland with 71.3%, followed by Sweden with 66.5% and Slovenia with 63.4%....

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Re: 39.7% of Cyprus covered by forests

Post by Devil » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:31 am

60.3% of Cyprus is not covered by forests. :) :)

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Re: 39.7% of Cyprus covered by forests

Post by Kili01 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:23 pm

Cyprus used to have extensive forests but historical records show that many trees were cut down by successive populations. In pre history trees were felled to stoke furnaces to produce charcoal which was used to smelt metal, firstly copper, then iron. The Romans apparently used a lot of Cyprus forest timber to build ships,.. There was always a need for firewood and to make agricultural implements or weapons..
The Colonial Govt after the war carried out an extensive tree planting exercise in the Troodos Mtns to help stabilise the soil and to replenish the forests.


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