The Essential Trees in the Pinewood

By Antonio Piccoli

We asked Pietro Giuliani, Forest Marshall of the Torricella Office, to tell us which trees are those most commonly found in our dearly loved PINETA (Pinewood), so that we can prepare explanatory cards to fix under the trees in order that those who visit there in summer, seeing the name of each species displayed, will have a small amount of extra respect for those who take care of the trees. Maybe one day we shall be able to install these permanently, but for now, let’s content ourselves with just knowing their names:

Pino nero di Villetta Barrea – Black Pine of Villetta Barrea, this tree forms a great part of the pinewood.1

Abete Greco –(Abies cephalonica) Cephalonian or Greek Fir (a black pine)2

Abete rosso (Picca ex-celsa) – Norway Spruce or Red Pine (Picea excelsa)3

Cedro dell’Himalaia (Cedrus deodara) – Himalayan Cedar - Cedrus deodara4

Cipresso arizonica – Arizona Cypress5

Tuie di varie specie – Various species of Thuya (or Thuja)6

Translator's notes and reference links:

1Pino nero di Villetta Barrea  – Found especially in the Abruzzo National Park; it is distinguishable by the dark colour of its tuft-like foliage; it has short paired pine needles that are shorter than those of other black pine species (5-10 cm); it is used in the paper industry to produce cellulose. 

2Abete Greco

3Abete rosso or

4Cedro dell’Himalaia

5Cipresso arizonica

6Tuie di varie specie commonly known as Cedars or Arborvitae – belong to the Cedar, Cypress & Juniper family.

© Amici di Torricella

Translation courtesy of Dr. Marion Apley Porreca

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