Located in one of the most beautiful regions of Italy (Tuscany), the Pomino Forest borders the Casentinesi National Forest Park. Following the Second World War, this forest was totally planted in douglas pine, significantly reducing the biodiversity of the site.
Give back to this forest all its diversity !
The project at a glance
- Number of trees to be planted: 30,000 per year
- Planting area: 50 hectares in islets
- Species planted: oak, chestnut, beech and birch in natural regeneration for 3/4 of the surface and 1/4 of douglas pine plantation
- Project type: stand enrichment
- Planting period: Fall - Winter
Context and benefits
This type of management, which gives pride of place to natural regeneration, makes it possible to recreate the original local biodiversity and the return of large fauna. Wolves in particular are once again permanently present in this forest.
At the social level, all the work is carried out by a local workforce, who work in the vineyards for part of the season and in the forest for the rest of the time. On the other hand, the whole forest is open to the public, with didactic signposting and maintained paths.
Finally, douglas trees on a quarter of the surface area are necessary for local economic activity: their quality is recognised by the PEFC label and are highly sought after by local craftsmen.