RH's forestry segment started in 2015 with the purchase of the Ribeiro de Marvão property in Alegrete, Portalegre. From that date until 2019, 7 more forest properties were acquired.
RH decided to enter this sector for the sake of diversification and because it believes that it is a segment with potential, where mindful, active and responsible management can generate long-term economic, environmental and social benefits.
Our properties are very diverse in terms of forest species, including cork oak, for cork extraction, eucalyptus for wood and paper pulp, maritime pine for wood and resin, cedar-do-buçaco for wood, stone pine, chestnut and pistachio for the production of the respective nuts. There are also several other species introduced or maintained as a matter of conservation and diversity (bastard lotus, ash, willow, oaks, etc).
The forest must be valued not only for the material resources that are produced in it, but also for the ecosystem services it provides to all of us. We believe that carbon sequestration, conservation of biodiversity and soils, regulation of the water cycle, among others, will one day be accounted for and may replace some forestry activities, thus contributing to a more multifunctional forest suited to the needs of the future.