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The Silver Fir and the fir tree woods

On foot         Great Interest: Flora 
  • Duration: 2 hour/s 30 minutes
  • Length: 3.5 km
  • Difference in height: Uphill 200m
  • Recommended Period: from May to November

When visitors think about the Park, they usually think about animals like the wolf, the deer, or the eagle, the symbols of the value of this territory. But maybe they don't know that there is a tree, the Silver Fir (Abies alba) well witnessing the considerable natural features and the millenary history of these places. The Nature Trail dedicated to the Silver Fir develops in one of the most beautiful and better preserved fir tree woods of the Park: it is an artificial wood, with an imposing and gloomy aspect, housing floristic species of great scientific importance. The heaps of fir needles and small branches you will find along the way represent the home of the "keeper" of the wood: the wood ant Formica rufa, protecting the fir trees from the attacks of the parasites.
Some observation points will help us to discover some secrets of this tree, symbol of nature and culture.


  1. The Silver Fir
  2. Campigna fir tree wood
  3. The concealed world of the soil
  4. The Spruce Fir
  5. The undergrowth
  6. Formica rufa
  7. Geology and vegetation
  8. Small birds
  9. Towards a natural wood
  10. The state of health of the Silver Fir


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