The ecosystem

It is extremely rare to be able to observe a case in which the interest of man in a product coincides, without clashing, with maintaining the biodiversity and vitality of the ecosystems. This is the case of the truffle.

Indeed if we carefully observe the environments in which they grow we see that there is no exploited or polluted land. There is no sign of any chemical treatment, not to mention synthetic fertilisers.

Trees, often of an imposing size, tower to the skies, bordering the meadows, clearings, ditches and moist environments and bushes of adjuvant plants of dog-rose, dogwood and elder produce the fruits which is food for the wild fauna who finds shelter among the foliage. Hares run in the meadows, birds fly, and nocturnal predators move about on the trees.

There are also insects, hedgehogs, foxes, badgers.. It can be a difficult task to describe the completeness of the life that rotates around the truffle-beds because biodiversity and the concatenation of the species is no small thing.

To plant new truffle-beds and maintain the existing ones is a wonderful opportunity to recreate and defend the environments which are part of our natural landscape and which fulfil the role of ecological corridor and niches of preservation.

For once, to obtain a product, man plays an active role in maintaining the biodiversity rather than participating in the destruction of the ecosystem.