Sergio Moreno Palma3ºC 2009-10. IES FRAY PEDRO DE URBINA
It’s a type of wooded pastureland found in the Iberian Peninsula, used for grazing of livestock. The dehesa is derived from the Mediterranean forest ecosystem, consisting of pastureland under an open forest featuring herbaceous species, such as the holm oak and the cork oak. The more common animalsDehesa in Extremadura of the dehesa are bulls, horses, pigs and sheeps.
THE DEHESA REPRESENTS A TOTAL SURFACE IN SPAIN OF 2,200,000 HA.IN EXTREMADURA, THE DEHESA PLAYS A VERY IMPORTANT ROLE IN ITS ECONOMY THE MAIN PRODUCT GOT FROM THE DEHESA IS THE STUFFED MEAT LIKE HAM AND CHORIZO
Plot’s plan Bocage: the fields are usually surrounded by walls, fences or sets.SettlementConcentrated: there are no isolated houses in the countryside.Environment Climate: the dehesa is located in the southwest of Spain, so it’s has a Mediterraneanclimate characterized by mild winters and hot, dry summers. Land: the vegetation is natural or semi natural. Relief: Iberian plateau.
Technical factors Energy: they use energy got from machinery and humans. Farming systems: - Dry crops. - Extensive farming where the animals can live and feed. - Mixed vegetation. The more common trees are the holm oak, cork oak and pinetrees.