Italy

ITALY

One of our revitalization projects is in Sardinia, Italy’s Isle in the Thyrian See

Our first location in Italy is in the Isle of Sardinia. 

The plot in Sardinia is partly forest and partly an old vineyard.

 

The whole project needs to be revitalized into the forest it used to be. The native vegetation of Italy reflects the diversity of the physical environment: the differences in geology, the differences of altitude above sea level and the diversity of the climate between the continental and the peninsular Italy. The Italian landscape is famous for its lines of poplar trees which are very effective for taking up water and holding banks together.

 

On the island of Sardinia the destruction of the carob forests and on the Apulian Plain the decay of olive trees and shore vegetation have produced steppes of tough plants such as the various sorts of feather grass. Mountain meadowlands are found in Calabria and Basilicata, usually with vetch, bent grass, and white asphodel.

 

The Mediterranean foothill area is characterized by the cork oak and theAleppo pine. Higher up, in southern Italy, there are still traces of the ancient mountain forest, with truffle oak, chestnut, flowering ash, Oriental oak, white poplar, and Oriental plane. There are quite extensive beech woods in Calabria (on La Sila and Aspromonte massifs) and Puglia, and the silver fir and various kinds of pines thrive in Abruzzo and Calabria.

 

Source: https://www.britannica.com/place/Italy/Plant-life