21 March – International Day of Forests


The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests. The Day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. On each International Day of Forests, countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and international efforts to organize activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting campaigns.

Fauna in the pinewoods


The pinewood is the realm of the european squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris). The birds that have been reported so far are: goldcrest (Regulus regulus), short-toed treecreeper (Certhia brachydactyla), wren (Troglodytes troglodytes), Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata), robin (Erithacus rubecula), house sparrow (Passer domesticus), blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)… This forest habitat is home to many insects: ants, ladybugs, beetles, etc..
So the coastal pinewoods of Pineto and Silvi are an environment of absolute value for the Lands of Cerrano and the whole Abruzzo coast. In our opinion, they should be extended wherever possible. Continue reading

The pinewood

Pineta di pinus pinea

The coastal pinewood of Pineto was planted for will of Luigi Corrado Filiani, enlightened landowner and benefactor of Pineto, in the period 1920-1930. Reforestations were planned each twenty years to replace diseased or stunted trees. The stretch of land between the Calvano and Foggetta stream mouths is so-called “historic pinewood”, while the southern part is the result of plantings by the State Forestry Corps in the 70s. Continue reading