Most of trees in the evergreen oakwoods of the area of Mura and Rellinars display several, similar size trunks that emerge from a common stump. They’re not new sprouts after a forest fire, but after the felling for charcoal production. Periodically, until mid XX century, these holm oaks were cut to obtain charcoal. Therefore, present trunks developed after the last fall cycle. They should be roughly 60-70 years old, although the holm oaks in the forests of Serra de L’Obac are actually much older than the size of their trunks.
[photo Jordi Badia]