A Sumptuous Vegetation ..
The Lariccio Pine The Arbutus
The Breadfruit Tree and the Enigmatic Sitelle
Who has never heard evoke the sumptuous corsican vegetation ? This one
has actually more than 2000 species whose, according to the botanists,
78 to 81 are peculiar to it.
The abundance of varieties that nature combines with so much magnificence,
according to the altitude and to the type of soil, offers to everyone
the change of scenery which is dear to his dreams: whether the one from
Africa or Italy, or from Spain, Greece or Asia, whether the one of America
and its exoticisms.
But none of these countries, as so far it is, offers a so harmonious
mixture of scents, colors, gradations, forms and of density that the one
of the corsican scrub which mingles "cistes", "lentisques",
arbutus, myrtles, brooms, heathers, holm oaks to give way, here and there,
to vegetal nutritive species which have been introduced or reintroduced
by the Genoeses in the 15th century: the vine, fig tree, olive tree and
the chestnut tree, which has been for a long time "breadfruit tree"
of many villages and the lord of the region of the Castagniccia
which acquired its name in the 16th century.
The grave, dense, smiling or fickle forests of beech trees, chestnut
trees, Lariccio pines or scented alders often are the guardians - helped
by men who apply themselves within a superb
The Forest of [Ph. Desjobert]
PARC NATUREL REGIONAL
and within three zones of the littoral which are classified as Nature
Scandola, the Cerbicales Isles
and the Lavezzi Isles
- of a very rich fauna which is sometimes rare whose, to only name one
example: the enigmatic sittelle which, but China and Canada is only found
A world where, everyone, walker, hiker or seeker, can satisfy his curiosity
Corsican Nature there is also :
A Few books to Go Further....