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The activities of the Emonfur Project are carried out in Lombardy and in the Slovenian region of Osrednjeslovenska - Ljubljana, territories with different specificities. The first area is dominated by artificial forests, while the second area hosts mainly natural forests.
To date, the project activities have been focused on certain specific areas, subject to different analyses by the participating universities.

SAMPLE PLOTS IN LOMBARDY
Parco Nord in Milan: a metropolitan park of approximately 640 hectares, located in the Municipalities of Milano, Bresso, Cusano Milanino, Cormano, Cinisello Balsamo and Sesto San Giovanni. The park hosts over 100 different species of trees. Among the animals that live in the park there are rabbits, turtles, ducks, owls and foxes.

Forest in the City of Milan: the first example of urban forestation in Italy. It covers an area of 80 hectares, occupied by forests, meadows, cultivated fields, canals, streams and a large pond with reeds and aquatic birds.

Fontana Forest in Mantua: a protected nature reserve of approximately 233 hectares located in the municipality of Marmirolo. In addition to numerous tall trees and undergrowth shrubs, the forest is inhabited by flowers, numerous herbaceous species, hygrophilous plants, fungi and surface and ground water.

Maristella Forest in Cremona: created in 1999 and managed by the Municipality of Cremona, this forest covers an area of approximately 16.000 m2 inhabited by various species, including the field maple, field elm, oak, white poplar and black alder. 

Carpaneta in Mantua: the result of a reforestation project that began in 2003. It covers an area of 70 hectares and is located in the Municipality of Bigarello at the Carpaneta agroforestry company, the site of an agricultural development hub for the dairy industry and a renowned forestry centre.

TEST AREAS IN SLOVENIA
Urban forest (Roznik), lowland forests in the Gameljne region.
Hoverflies are currently being monitored in both areas.
By the end of 2012 subplots will be set up to survey the vegetation and the soil conditions. Surveys are also being conducted on atmospheric conditions, including a survey of air quality.