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Corylus avellana
We approach Freser's course and, on both sides of the road, we can observe small trees that do not have a defined trunk, but consist of a multitude of feet (foto): ithey are hazelnut trees.
Hazelnut trees grow on the slopes, at the bottom of river valleys and ravines, in shady and fresh places, often associated with beech and oak trees.
Its fruit is used in confectionery, for chocolates and as a nut. We find in its oil interesting applications for food, paint and lubricant industry. Its long and flexible branches are used for the manufacturing of baskets, and the thickest of them, to make barrels. In medicine, the cortex and the leaves have been used as an astringent, to stop diarrhea, bleeding and to increase blood pressure.