Entrebin Arboretum

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The Entrebin Arboretum, called “Parque d’Euntrebeun”, is located south of Excenex, Valle d’Aosta, at about 0,6 miles altitude. From the ‘30s to the ‘70s this area of nearly 18,000 square miles has been the home of the annual “Festival of Trees” and, since 1999, with the help of Region Valle d’Aosta it has been possible to recover the forest, taking into account the agronomic, structural and vegetation characteristics of the plants. During these years other plants were planted in order to create a real arboretum, with the aim to have more than two hundred species. Besides, very interesting are also the numerous species of the rock garden.

Other interventions were made, not only from a botanical point of view: the arrangement of the internal paths, the laying of wooden fences and stone steps, the restoring of the stone walls, the organization of the drainage network, the setting up of a meeting point area with a wooden fountain, the laying of gates at the entrances and of wooden benches in special places. Signs for both the information on plant species and for paths and internal services were arranged; the preparation of a lighting system along the main routes allows its use in the evenings. Also, on the downstream side of the arboretum, there is a source of municipal water supply as well as a small church recently restored by the local Alpine Group.


These are some of the many species of trees that can be found at Entrebin arboretum: ash, elm, maple, oak, walnut (Juglans nigra), chestnut (Castanea sativa), poplars, birches, elders (Sambucus nigra), cherry (Prunus avium), Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris), blacks pine (Pinus nigra) and larch (Larix decidua), spruce (Picea abies), Douglas firs (Pseudotsuga menziesii).

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