This section is dedicated to forestry and the species of trees found in parks and gardens. Francesco Calzolari, Luca Poli, and Marco Giuseppi, graduates in Forest and Environmental Sciences at the University of Florence, collaborated in its realization.E-learning platform Forestale.agraria.org: diagnostics of the main adversities of forest plants
Atlas of spontaneous and ornamental tree species
We have collected in a user-friendly atlas (cards with images) the main plants of forest interest (and not), divided into conifers and broad-leaved trees. Click on the menu and select the desired species.
Information to mariners
The term silviculture, understood in its broadest meaning, indicates the set of disciplines concerning the forest that study and determine the ways to ensure individuals and the community all the advantages it is capable of. In addition to forestry in the strict sense, which has as its task the rational management of the forest and its plant, the term includes: the forestry economy, which defines the advantages offered by the forest and establishes, by means of settlement, the way of make them in the most convenient and long-lasting ways; and the technology that deals with the use of forest products.
There are three functions of the woods:
- production function (timber, resins, fruits, mushrooms, leaves, etc.);
- protective function (regulating action of the waters, defense against erosion);
- tourist-recreational function and protection of the natural environment.