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State Biogenetic Nature Reserve Gariglione-Pisarello - Calabria

State Biogenetic Nature Reserve Gariglione-Pisarello - Calabria


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Type of protected area - Where it is located

Typology: State Biogenetic Nature Reserve; established with D.M.A.F. July 13, 1977; falls within the territory of the Sila National Park.
Region: Calabria
Province: Catanzaro

The State Biogenetic Nature Reserve Gariglione-Pisarello covers an area of ​​450 hectares of larch pine and white fir forest, in the Municipality of Taverna (CZ).

Beech and silver fir - Gariglione-Pisarello State Biogenetic State Reserve

Description

The Gariglione Forest was an asset of the Bourbon Crown until the 19th century; sold to the Poerio family for services rendered to the monarchy, it subsequently passed to the Banco di Napoli and, in 1911, to the German company Huelsberg of Charlottenburg; expropriated by the state property as a subject of a former enemy, it was sold to the State Company for State Forests in 1924. The English naturalist Norman Douglas, who visited this forest at the time of the fullness and magnificence of the forest, expressed himself in enthusiastic terms, considering it an authentic Urwald, that is, a virgin forest never touched by man, made up of thousands of pine and bearded fir trees. The area is characterized by mixed tall beech and white fir woods, whose local "Gariglione" ecotype is particularly tolerant to acid rain.

Information for the visit

Management:
Ex ASFD
Via Cortese, 5
88100 Catanzaro


Video: Mass 7-22-2020 (May 2022).