Managing Authority (MA)
Represents the subject responsible for the effective, efficient and correct management and implementation of the Rural Development program and is nominated by the Regional Government.
Minimum environmental requirements in accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EU) No. 807/2014
Afforestation and arboriculture plantations must be: - the selection of areas and methods to be used will avoid inadequate afforestation of vulnerable habitats such as peat bogs and wetlands and negative impacts on areas of high ecological value, including those forming part of high nature value agriculture (HNVF). On sites designated as NATURA 2000 sites under Council Directive 92/43/EEC and Directive 2009/147/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, only afforestation consistent with the management objectives of the sites concerned and approved by the competent national authority shall be permitted; made up of polyspecific stands of broad-leaved or coniferous trees, according to local ecological conditions; made from native species and/or species well adapted to local environmental conditions; the selection of species, varieties, ecotypes and tree origins will take into account the need for resistance to climate change and natural disasters, as well as the soil and hydrological conditions of the area concerned and the potentially invasive nature of the species (see: list of the Ministry of the Environment: or their capacity to negatively affect human health; - in the case of naturalistic afforestation, carried out with both tree and shrub species, consistent with the forest types of the planting area, in a mixture of a minimum of 3 tree species or varieties of which: - at least 10% broadleaf for each afforested surface, or the least abundant of which covers at least 10% of the total afforested surface; - in areas with unfavourable pedo-climatic conditions (e. g. , in the case of a forest where the soil is not suitable for cultivation), - in areas with unfavourable pedo-climatic conditions (e. g. in the case of a forest where the soil is not suitable for cultivation), - in areas with unfavourable pedo-climatic conditions (e. g. in the case of a forest where the soil is not suitable for cultivation). In cases where it cannot be expected that the planting of perennial wood species will lead to the creation of a real forest area as defined, support may be granted for the planting of other perennial wood species, including shrubs among those listed.
Monumental olive tree recorded
Monumental olive tree plant officially recorded according to the Regional Law 14/2007, included in the lists of Monumental Olive Trees of Puglia. The advertising of the lists of monumental olive trees surveyed is guaranteed by the exclusive publication of the same in electronic form on the environmental portal of the region at this link.
The Apulia Region protects and enhances monumental olive trees, even isolated ones, as peculiar and characteristic elements of the regional history, culture and landscape. The monumentality character is attributed when the olive tree has a centuries-old age deduced from the size of the trunk of the plant, with a diameter of 100 cm or more, or from the proven historical and anthropological value by quotation or representation in documents or iconic-historical representations