In Carpaneta forest reforestation and preservation programmes have been carried out over an area of 50,000 square metres of parkland, compensating for the emission of 54,650 kg of CO2.
The aim is to plant new forests in the plains of Italy's most industrialised region, Lombardy. Carpaneta forest is spread over the centre-east of the portion of the province of Mantua that is part of the Carpaneta experimental agroforestry company, a unique local heritage reserved for the livestock, dairy, farming and energy industries. The naturalistic aim is accompanied by the need to incentivise educational tools.
Flora and fauna
Carpaneta forest is home to different kinds of trees that covered the Po Plain almost entirely up to a few centuries ago. The most common species are English oaks, field elms, narrow-leaf ashes, black and white poplars, as well as field maples, black alders and wild cherries.
The oaks grow from seeds that have been gathered from fifteen different areas of the northeast of Italy to recreate, after progressive deforestation activities, the genetic heritage of the English oak. Once the forest will have developed it will have the biogenetic function of supplying a vast spectrum of genetic material.