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“We have given you, O Adam, no visage proper to yourself, nor endowment properly your own, in order that whatever place, whatever form, whatever gifts you may, with premeditation, select, these same you may have and possess through your own judgement and decision […] We have made you a creature neither of heaven nor of earth, neither mortal nor immortal, in order that you may, as the free and proud shaper of your own being, fashion yourself in the form you may prefer.”
Oration on the Dignity of Man – Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

The wood of Pallars region

published on 11 10 2006

The reporter and biologist Pere Renom navigates on a raft through the rapids of the river Noguera Pallaresa. This type of boat was used to transport the wood. Pallars (Lleida) has been, since ancient times, an area of timber production as it has large forest areas and an extensive river network that facilitated transport. The program explores one of the oldest forests in Catalonia to see how wood decays. Many of the trees are over 30 meters high, Toni Mestres in the studio explains how those trees manage to make the water rise up to their canopy. Old forests are also very rich in species diversity. Renom attends to capercaillie courtship, a true treasure of Pallars forests.