Herbarium Comenius Project “Forest Tales” 2009-2011
Here there are some of the 2000 species of our territory
Fagus sylvatica in Italian “ faggio” The wild Beech tree belongs to the family of the Fagaceaes. It is a plant that can easily reach the height of 25 - 30 metres. Its leaves are oval. In autumn they change their color from green into orange or red-brown.
Quercus pubescens in Italian “Roverella” Oak is the term used to refer to different and numerous species of oak trees in Italy, so that in many places it is simply called “quercia”. Some species can live 1000 years. In Italy we are used to planting oak trees along the boundaries which divide properties.
Quercus cerris in Italian “ Cerro” It is a tree that is situated all over Italy. The Cerro's branch is a symbol of Roman virtue, strength, courage, dignity and perseverance. It has always been the symbol of strength, virility and value in the military field.
Quercus suber in italian “Sughera” It is an evergreen tree You can extract some cork from this tree, because cork is thecortex of this tree. If you want to cultivate it, you must remember that the temperature mustn't be less than 5 ° C