C6 – Restoration of wetlands at Bernate Ticino – CONCLUDED


Action complete. Cultural treatments are underway.


The following interventions have been carried out:

  • Remodeling of the banks of the pond, the banks have been remodeled with rows of shrubs (Crataegus monogyna, Prunus spinosa, Rosa canina)

The last interventions will be completed by spring 2020.


All the redevelopment works of the wet areas were carried out, through general land morphology and excavation works, the general cleaning of the areas was carried out. The planting of the wet meadow, which was not carried out in May due to the Ticino flood in late April, is expected to take place approximately in late October / early November.


For the implementation of the interventions of action C1, two tenders were carried out, as per approved projects. The first, concerning the reforestation and forest improvement works in the municipality of Motta Visconti, is assigned to a company in January 2018. In February 2018 the construction site was opened and the work took place in the following months. Crop care is also provided on the site in question, which has continued throughout the summer and early autumn.

3 hectares of humid forests classified as habitat 91E0 * “Alluvial forests of Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior” have been created and the forestry improvement of about 12 hectares of wood, both with the elimination of alien species (in particular red oak and conch pine ) in woods classified as habitat 91F0 “Mixed forests sheltering Quercus robur, Ulmus laevis and Ulmus minor, Fraxinus excelsior or Fraxinus angustifolia” for about 10.5 ha and with the redevelopment of robini groves for about 1.5 ha, with the aim to extend the 91F0 habitat in the future.

The second tender concerns all other interventions related to action C1, together with those foreseen by actions C2, C3 and C6. The works were entrusted in November 2018. The start of the construction site is scheduled for December 2018.

The supply of herbaceous species of arid and humid environments for the interventions foreseen by actions C1 and C6 have been assigned to a company specialized in this supply.

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