Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Woods in Sicily

Sicily once full of trees? Actually yes. It is hard to believe for anyone having visited Sicily that the island once was well wooded, even throughout the Middle Ages. Sicily was the most wooded area of Magna Graecia (the coastal areas of Southern Italy on the Tarentine Gulf that were extensively colonized by Greek settlers). It it not clear when the forests disappeared, but by the 17th century, there was not enough timber for local consumption.

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