Direct seeding experiment

The original concept at 'Auria' was to plant trees over underground streams so they could access more water in a dry climate, however endemic trees that have evolved to grow in dry climates do not like such positions.  With a view to growing food, an experiment is being undertaken with exotic species of trees which it is felt will appreciate such locations. This trial involves: olives, almonds and apricots for food - and carobs and cork oak - for stock food and cork.