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CHIGNOLO’S WOOD

Triuggio (MB)

Chignolo’s Wood is a forested area of ​​12 hectares in the public perimeter of the Regional Park of the Lambro Valley (MB) and is classified as a site of Community Bio-Italy. The recovered area with the Pinus strobus is an ecological path designed as Therapeutical Landscape, an outdoor laboratory to learn the secrets of nature with a footpath, partly made for people with mobility difficulties. The Chignolo is a place of social well-being, relaxation and discovery of the historical-cultural and botanical value-symbolic nature, structured guidance on the idea of ​​the “Legend of Bard, Knight of the Wood of Chignolo”. Combining the silvicultural needs with the narration of the story you chose to project on the artificial surface of the wood the 12 positions of the Constellation of the Great Bear, called Houses of the Zodiac, to remind how the ancient man learned to orientate himself observing  stars and  entrusting his fate to heaven. According to the theory of medieval Signature each Zodiac sign is reportedly a vegetable and animal element that has a precise meaning and role in the story and in the area.

The species depend on the different Houses of Zodiac and some are: Taxus bacata, Pinus sylvestris, Agrifolium, Ligustrum vulgare, Euonymus europeans o del Salis viminalis, or then Betula alba, Acer campestre, Carpinus betulus, Prunus avium, Cornus mas, Buxus sempervirens and more…


Data sheet

Progetto: Riqualificazione area boscata pubblica comunale sito Bio-Italy

Luogo: Triuggio (MB)

Committente: Comune di Triuggio, finanziato da Ministero Ambiente, Regione Lombardia, Fondazione Cariplo e Parco Regionale Valle del Lambro

Collaboratori: Nicola Gallinaro forestale, Virgilio Piatti botanico, Emilio Minelli medico psicoterapeuta (scrittore della favola leggenda “Il cavaliere Bard”) Davide Casiraghi illustratore, Arianna Beretta Editing

Cronologia:  2005 inaugurazione

Superficie:   mq 12.000

Premio: 2° classificato premio della critica per il miglior progetto forestale EFUF 16th European Forum on Urban Forestry, Milan May 2013

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