The forest extends over about fifty hectares and provides an important shelter for the local fauna, a protection against hydrogeological instability, an energy resource that is making a comeback. Every year we coppice an area of about 1 hectare, producing a thousand quintals of good quality firewood for strictly local consumption.
Since 1998 we have planted 15 hectares of new woods, bringing the total wooded area of the company to 45 hectares. The new plants have been conceived by favoring the essences already present and acclimatized in the area. We planted mainly two types of oaks, the downy oak in the drier areas and the English oak in the more humid ones, alternating them with patches of hornbeam, ornellos, holm oaks, turkey oaks and inserting isolated walnut and cherry trees.
The reforestation was completed in two years, thanks to funding from the European Community. The first year we had to deal with a severe blow, produced by the unexpected intervention of porcupines who plundered a quarter of the oak species. Once the failures were replaced and the new plants protected, reforestation developed very well in the following years.
Since 2019 we have begun to cut the first surfaces, we thin the English oaks to bring them to tall stems and we start the downy oaks in coppice.