The activities for the protection of the specimens of Abies Nebrodensis and their repopulation foreseen in the LIFE4FIR project continue also in these hot summer months.
Here are some new photos taken by the beneficiaries during field trips and laboratory activities.
Adult specimen of Abies Nebrodensis with damaged top
Damages by wild animals on adult specimens
Specimen affected by defoliation
Specimen showing scattered desiccation
Specimen whose top has been removed to eliminate the almost desiccated part
Nursery-grown seedlings with desiccation and chlorosis
Branch with desiccation observed in the laboratory
Detail of alteration observed under the stereoscope in the laboratory
Collaborator at the laboratory counter engaged in the isolation of fungal colonies
Despite the continuing difficulties associated with COVID-19, the activities of the LIFE4FIR project have not stopped. In the last few months, there have been both field actions (such as in situ observation of trees in their habitat and of plants in the nursery and operations during the pollination phase) and monitoring and lab analysis actions. Following there are some photos taken by the beneficiaries during these recent activities.
Damage caused by wild animals on adult specimen of Abies Nebrodensis
Adult specimen of Abies Nebrodensis with defoliated and damaged crown
Adult specimen of Abies Nebrodensis with bare foliage in its lower part due to the shadow of beech trees
Adult specimen of Abies Nebrodensis with scattered desiccations
Seedlings raised in the nursery with desiccation, defoliation and chlorosis
Desiccation and defoliation of plant branches in the laboratory
Needles and twigs with alterations, observed with stereoscope in laboratory
Isolation of fungal pathogens in the laboratory