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The Forest of Labiolo

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The forest was a key resource for the local economy. Beech wood (the "fagaro") was for centuries the only source of raw material for heating homes during long winters. In the periods of wood delivery, the woods were bursting with life, and with them the whole country was seething with activity for the preparation of stocks of timber.
Lumberjacks were preparing lots of fir timber for beams and planks, and others prepared charcoal or limestone burners for the production of lime and coal. During all seasons men lived in "baiti", makeshift shelters constructed in areas from Fornasa up to Largo Bianco. They used to drink water collected in small spaces carved in rock, called "labioli".


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