The first forestry Olympics took place at Monte Amiata, in Tuscany on 15th May with the participation of 98 students from 10 Italian forestry universities. The friendly competition between the teams was an excuse to get to know each other and share experiences and knowledge, during an interesting day dedicated to Austrian pine reforestation management. Representing UNIMONT, Center of Excellence – Mountain University, University of Milan situated in Edolo, 5 second-year students won a first and third place!
From 20th to 23rd May 2019 at Paluzza in Udine, 63 UNIMONT students of the second and third years carried out multidisciplinary practical activities, tackling the issues of forest management, storm damage and increasing forest resilience, watershed management and hydrogeological safety, livestock breeding and cheese-making, concluding the days in the field with a visit to a biomass plant and a laminated wood production company. These practical days, directly “in the field” and in the company of experts from the University of Udine are certainly a great way to learn!