The Jesolo pinewood is located at the eastern end of the Jesolo lidos, near the confluence of the Canale Cavetta into the Piave river. It is actually a mixed wooded strip of land, settled on old consolidated dunes, which of the original pine forest retains its appearance and components only for short stretches. The urbanization of the 70s and the natural adversities of the pine trees have in fact modified the original continuity and the typical coeval and monospecific structure of the plant.
Currently, the pine forest, planted since the 1920s, appears as a forest characterized by evident and rapid evolutionary dynamics, where some intrusive species such as robinia and poplar are progressively replacing the domestic pine (Pinus pinea).
However, the most interesting aspect of the woodland consortium is the suffruticose and herbaceous undergrowth. Here, in fact, particularly in sunny glades and humid interdune depressions, a floral contingent of considerable phytogeographic and ecological importance can be found.
It is composed of microthermal and orophilous species such as Erica carnea, Parnassia palustris and Globularia cordifolia, thermophilous species such as Osyris alba andLonicera etrusca, as well as species of limited or localized distribution such as the Cladium mariscus cyperacea and Orchis moria orchidaceae, Cephalanthera longifolia, Gynnadenia canospesa and Epipactis palustris.
Recent interventions by regional forestry institutions are however attempting to restore the forest fabric by planting young specimens of Pinus pinea, Quercus ilex, Quercus pubescens, Quercus robur and Fraxinus ornus.
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