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Forestry and wood

Forestry and Wood

Forestry and Wood

The activity of the Centre is focused on the sustainable management of forests and forest plantations, with particular attention to forest genetic resources, biodiversity management and conservation, and for the valorisation of wood and non-wood products of forests and forest plantations. 

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"Un nuovo passo per il futuro delle città": l'impegno del CREA per la mobilità sostenibile

Il 5 giugno, Silvano Fares, primo ricercatore del CREA Foreste e Legno, parteciperà al convegno "Un nuovo passo per il futuro delle città", in programma presso il Comune di Torino, in vista della Conferenza nazionale sullo sviluppo sostenibile.

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Boschi e climate change: Il sito di Castelporziano, gestito dal CREA, riceve l'etichetta ICOS per le misurazioni standardizzate dei gas a effetto serra

In una nota, il riconoscimento di eccellenza per gli studi del Centro di ricerca Foreste e Legno sugli effetti anti CO2 e di mitigazione e adattamento ai cambiamenti climatici delle foreste periurbane.

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Boschi cedui: rafforzare la gestione sostenibile con il progetto FutureForCoppiceS

Presentazione dei risultati del progetto nel workshop finale dal titolo Gestione sostenibile dei boschi cedui: indicazioni per il futuro dall'eredità di prove sperimentali.

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Giuseppe Nervo

Giuseppe Nervo

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The Three-Year Research Plan 2018-2020

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The Three-Year Research Plan 2018-2020

CREA's three-year activities plan contains the ten-year strategic vision and operational planning of both the Body in general and the individual Research Centres in particular and is updated annually.

It is prepared by the Scientific Council, adopted by the Board of Directors and approved by the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Tourism.

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The history of the Center

FORESTRY AND WOOD

The history of the Center

The Centre coordinates the research activities carried out in offices and laboratories located in Arezzo, Casale Monferrato (AL), Trento, Rome and Rende (CS) 

Research in Forestry started in 1922 in Florence, with the foundation by Aldo Pavari of the Regia Stazione Sperimentale di Selvicoltura (Royal Forestry Experimental Station), the first Italian research center in this field. 

In 1967 the Regia Stazione Sperimentale di Selvicoltura became the Istituto Sperimentale per la Selvicoltura (Forestry Experimental Institute) with headquarters in Arezzo and operational offices in Florence, San Pietro Avellana (Isernia) and Cosenza. In 2007 with the creation of the Council for Research and Experimentation in Agriculture (CRA) it became part of the CRA network of research centers, taking the name ‘Centro di Ricerca per la Selvicoltura’ (Forestry Research Center). 

The historical site in Florence was closed and the offices at Isernia (Unità di ricerca per la gestione dei sistemi forestali dell'Appennino) and Cosenza (Unità di ricerca per la selvicoltura in ambiente mediterraneo) become autonomous Research Units (R.Unit for the management of the Apennine forest systems and Research Unit for forestry in the Mediterranean environment, respectively). As a consequence of CREA reorganisation in 2017 the site at Isernia has become an experimental farm while the site at Rende is now a Research Group. 

The offices and laboratories at Casale Monferrato, formerly known as the Unità di ricerca per le Produzioni Legnose fuori Foresta (Research Unit for Wood Productions outside Forests), and even before as the ‘Istituto di Sperimentazione per la Pioppicoltura’ (ISP), were built on land owned by Cartiere Burgo and inaugurated on October 1, 1939. Sold in 1952 to the Ente Nazionale Cellulosa e Carta (ENCC) (National Body for Cellulose and Paper) and managed since 1999 by the Agricultural and Forestry Society (SAF), in 2001 they were donated to the Ministry of Agriculture, and from October 1 2004 have been part of CREA together with their branch offices and land in Rome, today an experimental farm (Azienda Ovile).