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Italy: External Links

Post by edfrank » Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:30 pm

Italy: Forests and Trees
ITALY: FOREST PROFILE1 https://www.state.sc.us/forest/fprodita.pdf Italy occupies a long peninsula stretching from the Alps into the central Mediterranean Sea with a mountainous "backbone" where the forests are mostly located. Forest and other wooded land accounts for less than two fifths of the land area. Half is high forest, the rest coppice, often of indifferent quality. Because of its long north-south extension and wide range of altitudes, a large variety of forest types and of flora and fauna are found. Language: English. Country: Italy. Accessed: January 15, 2009.

Italian sclerophyllous and semi-deciduous forests (PA1211) Wild World Ecoregion Profile. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/wildw ... a1211.html This ecoregion covers much of Italy, extending from the southeastern coast up to the northwestern sections of the country, even reaching into France. Wander through this ecoregion and you’ll see potholes and lakes left behind by the glaciers that carved this unique landscape. Along the coast, the forests consist primarily of wild olive-locust, European olive, and carob bean gum trees. Language: English. Country: Italy. Accessed: January 15, 2009.

Italy's woodlands dying due to climate change by Michael Day in Milan. Telegraph.co.uk 17 Dec 2007. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthn ... hange.html Italy's woodlands are already dying as climate change starts to bite in southern Europe, experts warn. A report represented to the Italian government said that eight out of 10 trees across Italy's varied ecosystems were already suffering from the effects of rising temperatures and diminishing rainfall. Language: English. Country: Italy. Accessed: January 15, 2009.

The Italian Cypress Tree - The Facts, Cultivation and History of One of Italy's Most Famous Trees. http://www.lifeinitaly.com/garden/cypress.asp One cannot think of Tuscany without thinking of the magnificent cypress tree, so quintessential and symbolic of the Tuscan landscape that it has adopted the name of "The Tuscan cypress tree. Although this is a somewhat fitting name, it is however grossly incorrect as its real place of origin was almost certainly Persia or Syria and was brought to the Tuscan area by the mysterious Etruscan tribes-people many thousands of years ago. anguage: English. Country: Italy. Accessed: January 15, 2009.

Chestnut Tree of the One Hundred Horses. Trek Earth. http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Europe ... 459127.htm The more famous tree of Italy, easy to find because abundantly marked. It grows to the feet of the Etna and thanks to the fusion of various trees it indeed exhibits one chioma gigantic and of rare perfection of shapes. The enormous log is, in fact, constituted they give between great stalks of 12, 20 and 22 m of circumference that could be the polloni beginning from develop an enormous and ancient stock to you. Language: English. Country: Italy. Accessed: January 15, 2009.

Chestnut Tree of One Hundred Horses (Italian: Castagno dei Cento Cavalli). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chestnut_T ... red_Horses It is the largest and oldest known chestnut tree in the world. Located on Linguaglossa road in Sant'Alfio, on the eastern slope of Mount Etna in Sicily — only 8 km (5 miles) from the mountain's crater — it is generally believed to be 2,000 to 4,000 years old (4,000 according to the botanist Bruno Peyronel from Turin). It is a Sweet Chestnut (Castanea sativa, family Fagaceae). Guinness World Records has listed it for the record of "Greatest Tree Girth Ever", noting that it had a circumference of 57.9 m (190 ft) when it was measured in 1780. Above-ground the tree has since split into multiple large trunks, but below-ground these trunks still share the same roots. Language: English. Country: Italy. Accessed: January 15, 2009.

Hundred Horse Chestnut Tree by Maria Mazzaro. Best of Scicily Magazine. http://www.bestofsicily.com/mag/art277.htm A few kilometers from the town of Sant'Alfio, on the lower slopes of Mount Etna, is the Hundred Horse Chestnut Tree ("Castagno dei Cento Cavalli"), believed to be the oldest tree in Sicily and perhaps the oldest of Europe. Language: English. Country: Italy. Accessed: January 15, 2009.

Italian Gardens and the Olive Tree - Facts, History and Use of the Olive Tree in Italian Gardens. http://www.lifeinitaly.com/garden/olive-tree-italy.asp European olive tree (Olea europaea) has come to symbolize, more than any plant, the essence of the Mediterranean region and it's gardens. Growing from 8 -12 meters tall in the poorest, rockiest of soils and depending on ferocious Mediterranean sunshine, the olive tree has truly won the battle of survival in the Mediterranean, growing indigenously from Lebanon to parts of Iran and Syria and even to certain areas of China. The olive can survive for 2,000 years or more, with the correct human care and cultivation and can provide one of the most respected substances ever derived from nature olive oil! Language: English. Country: Italy. Accessed: January 15, 2009.

Alberi monumentali (Monumental Trees) by Stefano Rosini. http://www.ardea.org/alberi/alberi_ind.htm In questo spazio intendiamo fornire notizie e segnalazioni sui grandi alberi monumentali presenti sul nostro territorio nazionale Non pretendiamo di esaurire l'argomento con queste notizie, ma vogliamo segnalare i luoghi e le piante da noi direttamente visitati, in modo da offrire notizie di prima mano su questi splendidi monumenti naturali. Language: Italian. Country: Italy. Accessed: January 15, 2009.

Alberi Monumentali d'Italia (Italian Monumental Trees) by G. Bortolotti http://www.corpoforestale.it/foreste&fo ... egioni.htm Nelle pagine dedicate agli "Alberi monumentali" sono elencati gli esemplari censiti dal Corpo forestale dello Stato nel 1982 che presentano le caratteristiche di maggiore interesse ambientale e culturale. In totale sono stati rilevati 1255 esemplari di cui 460 nelle Regioni del Nord Italia, 555 nelle Regioni del Centro e 240 nelle Regioni meridionali. Language: Italian. Country: Italy. Accessed: January 15, 2009.


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