One of the most characteristic ecosystems of most of the villages in the area, because of their importance in the local economy, are the ash pastures (Fraxinus angustifolia). Traditionally they have been used to feed livestock through grazing and ramón (pruning leaves), as well as to obtain firewood using the technique of the pollarding, system of forest use that, over the years, results in a thick trunk with thin branches that they start from the thickening that is generated in its upper part, giving these trees a decapitated appearance, popularly known as the head of a cat.
These meadows are set up as clear forests rich in grasses and shrubs, the result of sustainable silvipastoril management, maintained over the centuries, in which forest exploitation and livestock have managed to combine in a perfect balance. In the fresnedas the nests of white stork abound and in the different species of shrubs with which they share the territory as they are the Majuelos (Crataegus monogyna), sloes (Prunus espinosa), elderberries (Sambucus nigra) among others, nest a great variety of birds like warblers, shrikes mosquito nets or coalfish. All of them accompany with their song and their presence the valuable ecosystem of the meadow.
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