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Livinallongo

Italy
Livinallongo del Col di Lana (BL)

One of the main Ladin valleys in the Venetian Dolomites where the Vaia storm caused extensive damage to the land.

Heavy rains and Sirocco winds, which reached peaks of 217 km/h, felled hectares of forest and caused extensive damage in Veneto, Trentino and Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Houses were unroofed, roads were closed, and villages were isolated… mountain areas were hardest hit by what Regional President Luca Zaia called “the perfect storm,” now infamously known as Vaia. Experts estimate that it will take years to remove downed trees and decades for the forests to recover. In the aftermath of the storm’s fury, the Dolomites woke up to such apocalyptic scenes of destruction that it will take years to restore all trails.

Livinallongo del Col di Lana is one of the main Ladin valleys in the Venetian Dolomites, nestled between the great mountain groups of Sella, Marmolada and the Ampezzane Dolomites. A valley full of steep slopes and small wood-and-stone villages, far from the hectic city life, where traditional agrosilvopastoral activities remain the key element connecting people and nature. Growing a tree for Livinallongo meant standing alongside its people in that difficult time.

The project was carried out as part of WOWalps | the revival of alpine forests, an initiative promoted by WOWnature in collaboration with Municipalities and private individuals who take care of forests affected by the Vaia storm.

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