destruction of the laurisilva forest from 1420-1427 (jan 11, 1420 – jan 11, 1428)
1420 to 1427, Madeira islands : destruction of the laurisilva forest, or the woods which once clothed the whole island when the Portuguese settlers decided to clear the land for farming by setting most of the island on fire. It is said that the fire burned for seven years.
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