Into The WOW – Explore and protect Campo dei Fiori
In the hills north of Varese lies Campo dei Fiori Park, a green area of more than 6,000 hectares that runs through 17 municipalities and 2 mountain communities. Its location and geological features have given rise to a wide variety of natural environments, all to be discovered. The vegetation varies from chestnut to beech trees, with diverse habitats and a rich variety of flora and fauna. The area was once characterized by the presence of chestnut orchards, which have been abandoned in recent decades. Despite this, the chestnut trees have survived, which is why an intervention is underway to restore the fruit chestnut grove as part of the complex mosaic of habitats significant for the biodiversity of the area.
With the Park technicians and experts Massimo Raimondi and Luca Colombo, from the ASFO Valle delle Sorgenti association, we will discover the peculiarities of this area and the ongoing interventions and, all together we will participate in the symbolic planting of some chestnut trees, which we will celebrate at the end with roasted chestnuts offered by the Consorzio Castanicoltori di Brinzio, Orino and Castello Cabiaglio.
DO YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE?
Protect the chestnut groves with us, or adopt a tree to help reforest its peak. You will be able to plant your seedling in the spring at the next planting event.
SUBSCRIBE: If, on the other hand, you have already adopted a tree or contributed to the protection of the area sign up, confirm your participation by filling out the online form here: https://forms.gle/m1BV3UkHjBHfW6LP9
Adopt a tree in Campo dei Fiori
Protect the area
This project is co-funded by the Lombardy Region’s Biodiversity and Climate Call (BioClima) and supported by Fondazione Cariplo. Bioclima is an initiative created within the framework of the Lombardy Plan and the LIFE GESTIRE 2020 project that aims to create public-private financing models to catalyze investment in biodiversity conservation and climate change adaptation projects in Lombardy’s forests and protected areas.