Safeguarding nature

Safeguarding nature

The construction of the Torino underground planned and required a series of interventions on the trees lining corso Francia, corso Vittorio Emanuele II, and via Nizza, which would otherwise have interfered with the excavation of the stations and the ventilation shafts. In order to protect green areas, the trees were transplanted in other zones; wherever possible, upon completion of the works, the trees were substituted with new ones. The trees were transplanted with two different techniques: GTM transplant (Grandi Trapianti Meccanizzati – Large trees mechanized transplant N.d.T), which involves the use of special machinery capable of lifting both the plant as well as a block of soil containing its roots; traditional transplanting, used in more compact and difficult soil, with the use of an excavator that frees the roots from the soil and a crane that moves the tree to the transplant bed.