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Pino D'aleppo

Pino D'aleppo

Pino D'aleppo

Pino D’aleppo
Pino D’aleppo
Pino-DAleppo
Pino-DAleppo
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pino-daleppo-reserve
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pino-daleppo-reserveThe reserve occupies the lower part of the Ippari River and falls in the area between the town of Vittoria and its mouth.
It was established to safeguard what is considered the last spontaneous settlement of the Aleppo pine (Pinus halepensis), a variety of pine specific to Sicily and a remnant of an old Mediterranean forest. The tree can reach to even 20 meters in height and is quite branched.

 

gruccioneIn the proximity of the coastal area, in depressions in the ground, small ponds are formed that are enjoyed by migrating birds such as bee-eaters (photo), kingfishers, mallard…