Ecologia e selvicoltura dei boschi artificiali di conifere dei Monti Sicani (Sicilia)

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[automatically translated] Reforestation made in Sicily after 1950 have significantly contributed to the increase in forest area in the island. This paper describes and analyzes the ecological and silvicultural characteristics of reforestation located inside of the main sites of the Natura 2000 network of Sicani Monti, with the aim of formulating suitable guidelines for sustainable forest management guidance aimed at increasing their ecological-stability structural and thus ensure the re-naturalization processes, common wild in many areas. The consultation was conducted through the GIS overlay between the distribution of reforestation, classified by forest type level, and existing geographical information sources for Sicily (climate, morphology, litopedologia, risk of desertification). In reforestation Pinus halepensis Mill. It is the species that gave the best results, especially in suitable environmental conditions, compared to other Mediterranean conifers like Pinus pinea L., L. Cupressus sempervirens, Cupressus arizonica Green, Pinus nigra Arnold sl and Cedrus atlantica Manetti. The survey conducted on reforestation Sikelian Monti is the basic tool for the preparation of plans of state-owned forest management in the area that mostly fall within regional nature reserves. Sustainable management of plantations is one of the most important themes of the Mediterranean forestry as it can have positive effects on the conservation of biodiversity, mitigation of desertification processes and the vulnerability of forests against fire.
Original languageItalian
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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