EDITORIALE: La doppia faccia del vento, come Jekyll e Hyde

We talk shortly about negative and positive effects of the windstorm (Vaia) that swept the forests of the North-East in Italy last October. In addition to short-term economic and infrastructural damages, the most negative effect was on the local people, who feel the forest as their home, and see it as the result of hard work done by parents and grandparents. The positive effect is the wind opened the way to the natural regeneration and the formation of more stable forests. A piece of news spread by the media is denied: the famous forest of Paneveggio in the province of Trento, from which the resonant wood used for the violins is obtained, has not been destroyed by the storm Continua a leggere EDITORIALE: La doppia faccia del vento, come Jekyll e Hyde

EDITORIALE: Dopo la tempesta, i piani dell’uomo e la ricostituzione della foresta

On 29 October 2018, a violent windstorm swept across eastern Italian Alps: thousands hectares of forests were affected and millions of trees uprooted. We warn not be in a hurry to restore artificially the forest: windstorms are natural disturbances and we should rely mostly on natural regeneration for forest recovery. It may take quite a long time in some cases, but natural regeneration will ensure diverse, productive and more resilient forests. Continua a leggere EDITORIALE: Dopo la tempesta, i piani dell’uomo e la ricostituzione della foresta