Parco delle Groane e della Brughiera Briantea


The Products of the Groane Park

In the northern part of the Park, according to the most recent surveys dated 2019, the land dedicated to agricultural production is divided almost exactly in two halves between fodder crops and open arable land. Most of the products obtained are inserted into the zootechnical chain (Lentate sul Seveso is one of the main centres) for fattening animals or for the production of milk or dairy products. Also in the north, there is a wide floricultural tradition: especially in Mariano Comense and Figino Serenza, we can find plantations of ornamental trees and garden essences, a tradition dating back to the time of Austrian domination. In general terms, the park is not particularly suitable for agriculture, especially in the original part of the regional protected area. The most important expanses are located south of the Villoresi canal (Bollate, Garbagnate and Senago) for irrigation purposes. Here, too, we could find arable lands and permanent grasslands linked to cereal cultivation and livestock breeding. The Groane Park hosts the only sizeable orchard in the Milan area. It is located in Ceriano Laghetto and extends over an area of approximately 80 hectares, where different varietes of apples and pears are cultivated.

Orchard Ceriano Laghetto
Orchard Ceriano Laghetto
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