The drive into Ponte a Serraglio from Fornoli beneath the gorgeous Tiglio trees is a delight. It is a wonderful introduction to the villages of Bagni di Lucca.
In winter the bare branches form a dramatic arch against the winter sky.
In spring the new leaves appear as if by magic and a beautiful tunnel appears to filter the sunlight.
In autumn the leaves turn gold and fall to the ground. I love driving or walking through with the golden leaves falling around me.
Now it seems they might be cut down. The trees are old and some may be diseased. I really hope this doesn’t happen. This Tiglio tunnel is one of the loveliest things in Bagni di Lucca.
I hope a better solution can be found than removing all of the trees. Surely the best trees can be retained and some new ones planted? It just wouldn’t be the same without them.
It would be a great shame if they have to be cut down. If so lets hope they are replaced for the future….
I hope the majority of them can be saved, with new plantings where there are gaps.
Totally agree, we look forward to seeing them each time we pass.They are beautiful, but I guess if they are diseased they have to come down. Let’s hope the plan is to replace them. I hope it doesn’t happen before April, so we can take some photographs for prosperity.
A study made by an expert from Pisa University during the last administration identified the trees which had to be replaced. I do hope that those responsible will follow the recommendations made in the study.
That would be the best outcome.
It would be a catastrophe if the trees were chopped down, I do so hope that only a few are diseased and a solution can be found.
I hope so too. I love these trees.
What a tragedy – I look forward to driving through this beautiful avenue the first day I am in the area
It is such an important part of Bagni di Lucca.
So beautiful … and so sad.
There used to be huge plane trees along the river at Ponte a Serraglio, but they were cut down before we bought our apartment. New trees were planted the year we arrived and are growing well 14 years later. It will be decades before they are as big as the previous trees.
True – but in time, they shall return for others to enjoy.
If they cut down the supposedly diseased trees I doubt they will be replaced. Some were cut down in Fornoli and they have never been replaced. It is such a shame because I love walking to Ponte and love looking at the tress. I feel sorry for the birds. Slowly man kind goes around destroying nature..
I love the walk too. It would not be the same without the trees.
Lets hope some sensibility prevails and only the diseased trees are removed and replaced. It is such a beautiful entrance to the village.
I hope so too. The road will look horrible without them.
I hope the healthy trees are saved! How beautiful they are!!
I hope so too, it wouldn’t be the same without them.
Have you learned anything more about this? I do hope they aren’t all going to be taken down. They are so lovely.
I think at this stage the trees are being checked for disease. I will be following the progress.