From our origins, united together with all the people who make up the Cooperative, we share our desire for a new year that is full of health and hope.
Donate an oak tree is a project that was born out of our love for the land and the animals, linked to this spirit of unity that is passed on from one generation of farmers to the next.
The Valle de los Pedroches is the lifeblood of this region, and one of Spain’s greatest natural treasures. It is considered to be the largest holm oak forest in the world, with more than 300,000 hectares of continuous dehesa, full of millennium-old oak trees.
Part of the Cooperative’s sustainability commitment is to continue to ensure the conservation of the dehesa and keep this place alive, as it makes the region such a unique environment
In order to continue to keep our dehesa alive, you can be part of our Donate an oak tree project. By sharing our Christmas greeting, you will help to plant and give life to a new oak tree in the Valle de los Pedroches.
The Cooperative will be collaborating with the “El Dehesafío” Project. This is an initiative created by the Prode Foundation that aims to improve the holm oak forest in the Valle de los Pedroches, and also support the integration of people with disabilities.
The “El Dehesafío” Project has already contributed to tree regeneration through the planting of more than 1100 new oak trees on more than 50 farms in the Valle de los Pedroches dehesa.
COVAP has donated
Thank you for helping giving life to new oak trees in the Valle de Los Pedroches
Legend has it that there once was a time when a vast sea of oak trees stretched out beyond the horizon in an iconic location, the Valle de los Pedroches. More than 3000 years ago, this place brought two of our peninsula’s ancient towns together each year to observe a wonderful ritual, the celebration of the winter solstice.
On the longest night of the year, they sat and waited for the sun to come up through the branches of the oldest oak tree, worshipping this tree that they considered sacred, as it gave them its precious fruit, a symbol of abundance and prosperity.