Woodland management

Historically, Esino’s economy was founded on its woodlands: a shared asset since pre-Roman times, the woods were exploited for home fires and, up until the 19th century, to produce the charcoal required for the iron and steel industry. The rights to exploit the small parcels of woodland, assigned to the inhabitants according to yield and ease of access, were inherited.

Associated with this section there is the Community Tree, an acoustic installation by Ennio Bertrand.

In the photo, a historic view of Esino, where visitors can appreciate how, all around the village, instead of today’s woods, there were once cultivated fields and grazing pastures (Associazione Amici del Museo delle Grigne Onlus)