Burned Cork Oak

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All these slopes of the Fenals sector were burned in 2003 due to a fire that affected more than 400 hectares. The pines died and now only some logs remain as a witness. They are exploited by woodpeckers to feed themselves on insects that live on dead wood and drill their nest. New pines are born from pine nuts of those that the same fire helped to sow. The cork oaks, however, protected by cork which is a very insulating material, could survive and sprout again from the trunk and the top.