Sunday, 15 February 2009

Forest Park of Monsanto - Healthness and trees

In the nineteenth century, the Monsanto Mountains were covered by crops and pastures for livestock. The importance of cereal production is shown by numerous traces of windmills. 
Also had several quarries in operation, which is extracted from the raw material 
for the growing urban demand of Lisbon at the time. 
In 1868 comes the idea of forest what would be the Forest Park of Monsanto, for the example of the Woods of Bologna, in Paris, a great park to walk in Lisbon. But in 1929 the first committee was formed to develop plan for afforestation of Monsanto Mountains.

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