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Sweet chestnut (Castanea sativa Mill.) is a deciduous broadleaf tree native to southern Europe, north Africa and western Asia. In Italy there are about 788.000 hectares of chestnut wood (around 9% of the national forest). Piedmont is the region with more chestnut woods (about 97.000 hectares) among the Italian regions. Sweet chestnut was widely spread in our land by the ancient Romans. In the past our people depended on chestnut: they used to make flour out of chestnut fruits and they utilised its wood for many purposes.
Sweet chestnut wood has high-quality technical properties. Among the trees that grow in our forest, it's the one with the highest durability and with the highest hardness. Chestnut wood can be used to create products with different shapes and sizes, and thus it's a multifunctional wood. The local availabilty of this species is high in our region, and therefore the exploitation of this plant species is ingrained in our people's culture. Using local wood reduces the costs and the environmental impacts caused by the materials transportantion.