According to a municipal source, the Albergaria-a-Velha City Council in Aveiro’s district conducted the substitution of eucalyptus trees for 300 native species on territory located in the mountainous area of the Municipality. The reforestation process, which was carried out on land acquired by the Albergaria-a-Velha Chamber at Telhadela in Ribeira de Fráguas, has been coordinated by the BioLiving Association.

The reforestation was done on property that the Chamber had purchased. The plantation in Telhadelas was possible due to the help of students, Firefighters, civil protection, GNR, the Environmental Protection Centre, and the BioLiving Association, on land that the municipality has purchased. According to the press release “By reinforcing the green patches with reforestation, the resilience of the forest area increased and the vulnerability of the soil was reduced, while also promoting the restoration of local biodiversity”.

The ‘Monte da Senhora do Socorro’ initiative, which was conducted by 60 students and 5 teachers and had the technical support of Albergaria-a-Velha’s garden team, consisted of the plantation of 60 trees that were mainly cork and oak trees. The program was part of the "EMRC - zero carbon discipline" project, which has been working to increase student understanding of environmental consciousness for the past ten years.