In this video, Ernst Götsch describes the dynamics of the stratification in a Mediterranean plantation. The focus of this area, located at La Loma Viva in southern Spain, is the production of fruits with minimal dependence on irrigation. The fig tree has a prominent role in this description, producing organic matter and fruits while offers the ideal shade for citrus when they enter the production phase. With a quick example of pruning, we see Ernst managing the fig tree to harmonize the growth of the system.
The species mentioned in the video and their respective strata are: poplar (emergent); fig tree (canopy); citrus (medium); avocado (canopy); peach (medium); pistachio (lower) and grape (canopy).