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The interregional project Pro Arbora had as its main target the census and cataloging of monumental trees in the region of the pre-alpine lakes included in the districts of Varese, Como and Canton Ticino. For over 5 years we have been engaged in this project that allowed us to know better our land and its botanical beauty. We are aware that the quality vegetation is an irreplaceable part of this region, we registered more than 190 different monumental plants, taken over 2000 photos and created botanical itineraries specific to expose these majestic specimens.

The project, funded by the European Union within the cross-border cooperation programs, stems from the realization that the border territories, having strong naturalistic strength, may combine tourism with the botanical characteristics of historic gardens, botanical gardens and green places of in general.