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Why snow helps trees growing

Contrary to what you might think, snow is an ally of young trees. The snow cover acts as a thermal insulator, protecting tree roots from low winter temperatures, mainly because of the air it traps. It provides an additional source of moisture for tree roots, helping them survive in dry conditions.

How are the trees in Arte Sella doing?


The Sella Valley was among the areas that were most damaged by Vaia, a storm that tore down forests northern Italy and beyond in 2018. Less than a year after the disaster, we at WOWnature started the recovery project for the forests surrounding Arte Sella, in Borgo Valsugana. It was one of the first projects we developed, and thanks to your support, the wound inflicted on this area has begun to heal. Today, a few years after the plantings, we are happy to tell you that the 1,000 trees you adopted are growing strong. Larch, fir, and beech trees are enjoying the snow.


Here’s the video of our Forest Manager Jacopo showing your growing plants.


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