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Forest damage inventory after the "Vaia" storm in Italy

  • Chirici G,
  • Giannetti F,
  • Travaglini D,
  • Nocentini S,
  • Francini S,
  • D’Amico G,
  • Calvo E,
  • Fasolini D,
  • Broll M,
  • Maistrelli F,
  • Tonner J,
  • Pietrogiovanna M,
  • Oberlechner K,
  • Andriolo A,
  • Comino R,
  • Faidiga A,
  • Pasutto I,
  • Carraro G,
  • Zen S,
  • Contarin F,
  • Alfonsi L,
  • Wolynski A,
  • Zanin M,
  • Gagliano C,
  • Tonolli S,
  • Zoanetti R,
  • Tonetti R,
  • Cavalli R,
  • Lingua E,
  • Pirotti F,
  • Grigolato S,
  • Bellingeri D,
  • Zini E,
  • Gianelle D,
  • Dalponte M,
  • Pompei E,
  • Stefani A,
  • Motta R,
  • Morresi D,
  • Garbarino M,
  • Alberti G,
  • Valdevit F,
  • Tomelleri E,
  • Torresani M,
  • Tonon G,
  • Marchi M,
  • Corona P,
  • Marchetti M

DOI
https://doi.org/10.3832/efor3070-016
Journal volume & issue
Vol. 16, no. 1
pp. 3 – 9

Abstract

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On October 29, 2019, the Vaia storm hits the North-Eastern regions of Italy by wind gusts exceeding 200 km h-1. The forests in these regions have been seriously damaged. This contribution illustrates the methodology adopted in the emergency phase to estimate forest damages caused by Vaia storm, both in terms of damaged forest areas and growing stock volume of fallen trees. 494 Municipalities registered forest damages caused by Vaia, destroyed or intensely damaged forest stands amounted to about 42.500 ha, spread in Trentino Alto Adige, Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lombardy and, only marginally, Piedmont and Valle d’Aosta. The growing stock volume of fallen trees was about 8.5 millions m3.

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