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Dry pinocha, as the pine leaves are known once fallen from the trees, cover the ground of large pine forests at the Biosphere Reserve and its collection was made by the ‘pinocheros' and ‘pinocheras' manually for selling. Pinocha was used as ‘bed for beasts' in the barns, as a natural fertilizer for agricultural areas, as a protection wrap for the transport of fruit and vegetables or as mattress stuff.  Although this activity ceased, today it is coming back, as it is again used in agriculture and cattle breeding while it helps prevent fires.

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