Municipality of Rovigo
Arbolia’s fifth project was carried out in collaboration with the Municipality of Rovigo.
The afforestation was realized in an area owned by the Municipality and located in the northern part of the city, close to a residential area.
Thanks to its location, the new green area will not only help to improve air quality but will also help mitigate temperatures during summer days.
The new urban wood will be able to absorb up to 50 tonnes of CO2 and 144 kg of PM10 per year.
The choice of species for the afforestation was taken considering both the area’s urban context and the "Regulations for the protection of urban green areas" of the Municipality of Rovigo.
The following were planted:
(*) calculated considering the growth of plants over 20 years based on the following bibliographical studies:
Study conduct by the Tuscany Region “guidelines to the plating of specific tree species for the absorption of nitrogen dioxide, fine particulate matter and ozone” in partnership with the National Research Council as part of the program 'MOnitoring ozone injury for seTTing new critical LEvelS' ('Mottles')
Research conducted by the National Research Council carried out at the Institute of Biometeorology of Bologna, which considers 31 tree and shrub species. Research conducted as part of the Qualiviva project, which saw the Pistoia Nursery Association as the leader and AIAPP (Italian Association of Landscape Architecture), CNR-IPSP (National Research Council - Institute for the Sustainable Protection of Plants) as a partner, CREA-VIV (Council for Research in Agriculture and Analysis of Agricultural Economics - Research Unit for Nursery and Management of Environmental and Ornamental Green), DiSPAA - University of Florence (Department of Sciences of Agrifood Production and Environmental Science), the Minoprio Foundation, the Agricultural School of Monza Park as well as Plants and Flowers of Italy and the Consorzio Florovivaisti Lombardi, which considers 103 species to be used in urban areas, also with regards to the absorption of CO2.