3-4 DECEMBER 2020, 25-26 NOVEMBER 2019
Tree Planting Day
Every year, from 2019 on, a planting tree day is celebrated at Tenuta Dello Scompiglio. During a couple of days (25 and 26 November in 2019; 3 and 4 December in 2020) all the collaborators of the Project are able to plant, by hand, hundreds of specimens of manna ash, holm oak, maple, yew, ash and downy oak, as well as camellias, mainly from the Dello Scompiglio nursery. In these months of vegetative dormancy, the young plants will be able to develop their root system, grow and populate some of the wooded and landscaped areas of the estate.
“For many years at Scompiglio, we have been involved in the renovation of the forest and the control of invasive species in order to promote the growth of spontaneous trees and inserting new elements throughout the Tenuta. Unfortunately, due to a clearly changing climate, many tree species are disappearing and many trees are unable to survive. Therefore, to maintain and increase the population, it is necessary to implement more effective strategies.
In contrast to deforestation and wildfires around the world, there are increasingly more initiatives to bring people together and plant trees on a massive scale. On these occasions, it is common to give one’s name to the tree, however in reality trees do not belong to us. We are simply temporarily responsible for all trees, which together form a global community that surrounds the planet in one great breath. Many trees were already here when we were born; they have protected the lives of the generations before us, and if we allow them, they will continue to do so for generations to come.”