Acero di Fiumalbo

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Acer pseudoplatanus L.

The tree is 25 meters tall and its circumference is of about 4.50 meters . It is about 200 years old.

It hails from Europe and Caucasus and it belongs to the Aceraceae family. It is a quite schiaphilous plant, which prefers fresh and deep soils, while it is sensitive to water stagnation and aridity. In Italy it is possible to find it in its wild form, in mountain areas, in mixed beech woods till 1800 m. In the Po valley, it is nearly substituted by hedge maples.Its wood is used in artisanal workmanship, especially in the violin making sector. In ancient times, people used to cut the cortex to extract its lymph, from whose fermentation it was possible to obtain an alcoholic beverage. The lymph, when consumed fresh, has a high concentration of vitamin C.

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Ca' de Pedri - Fiumalbo(MO)

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