Rediscovering valonia oak acorns

Why sustain valonia oak agroforestry systems?

Two valonia oak systems are present in Greece: ancient open forests (silvopastoral systems) and agricultural fields with valonia oak trees (agro-silvopastoral systems). Both have significant socio-economic, ecological and cultural value. They provide ecosystem services and support traditional uses including, grazing, acorn cup and nut collection, harvesting wood (for shipbuilding, firewood and charcoal) and collection of aromatic and medicinal plants.

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