The municipal administration of Mantova is preparing two new Nature-Based Solutions interventions, with the money deriving from a regional call for proposals: a green area at Formigosa and the reforestation of the left bank of Lake Inferiore, from Campo Canoa towards Ies.
"With the wood of Formigosa - announces Mayor Mattia Palazzi - we will create a real new green space near the town and the industrial area”
The two new green infrastructures will cover a total area of 5 hectares and a half of land, almost eight football fields.
7,100 trees will be planted with maples, hornbeams, turkey oaks, wild cherries, ash trees, elms, alders, white willows and wild lime trees, as well as shrubs such as hawthorn, hazel, gray willow, elderberry, sanguinus and privet.
"It is an urban forest - insists the commissioner for public works Nicola Martinelli - that will rise near the houses and will have a social as well as environmental function. The wood, in fact, will be connected to the inhabited center with equipped paths that will allow citizens to take advantage of the green space in terms of tourism and recreation. Those plants will also have an anti-pollution function since they will absorb the carbon dioxide of the atmosphere ".
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