Conde de Gazola Base – Leon
- The planting of pine, Pyrenean oak, rowan, and birch over an area of nearly 30 hectares will prevent the emission of 3,708 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere during its life cycle
- The project is being developed with the involvement of professionals from a local company, both in the planting and the maintenance and irrigation work
- This reforestation is part of the Iberdrola Forest Defense plan for the development of joint initiatives for the improvement, protection, and conservation of the environment in different military installations in the country
Iberdrola has taken another step forward in its commitment to a sustainable energy and development model that contributes to the fight against the loss of biodiversity, global warming, and its consequences. As part of its Tree Program, which aims to promote the planting of 20 million trees and absorbs 6 million tons of CO2 emissions by 2030, the company, through its Foundation in Spain, has reforested the Conde de Gazola Base in Ferral del Bernesga (León).
This reforestation, the sixth undertaken by Fundación Iberdrola as part of the Iberdrola Forest Defense plan, involved the planting of 25,800 native trees – pine, Pyrenean oak, rowan, and birch – over an area of nearly 30 hectares, which will prevent the emission of 3,708 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere during their life cycle.
Fundación Iberdrola España has invested more than 200,000 euros and has contracted a local company to carry out these works, as well as the maintenance and irrigation of the land over the next two years, with 6 local workers.
The president of Fundación Iberdrola, Fernando García, together with the Lieutenant General Chief of the DIGENIN -Directorate General of Infrastructure of the Ministry of Defense-, Luis Cebrián; the delegate of the Government in Castilla y León, Virginia Barcones; the mayoress of San Andrés del Rabanedo, Ana Fernández; the territorial delegate of the Junta de Castilla y León in the province, Eduardo Diego Pinedo, and the Chief of the Field Artillery Command and Military Commander of León, Brigadier General Vicente Torres, visited the reforestation site this Thursday morning to see the results and officially inaugurate it with a commemorative plaque.
The plantation “Iberdrola Forest Defense Base Conde de Gazola” that Fundación Iberdrola España and the Ministry of Defense carry out in support of environmental protection, improves biodiversity and the fight against climate change in León.