Forests and Environment

use the terms "disforestation" and "deforestation", while in effect, they refer to two completely different concepts. Disforestation is the elimination of tree vegetation in a wooded area. The reasons leading to disforestation may be one of a number, and either positive or negative from an environmental point of view:  intense disforestation may be required to eliminate old or diseased trees, or trees may be burned to cure a wooded area of disease or, in certain areas, intense disforestation may be carried out to produce wood for the construction of roads, buildings, ski routes or to clear areas for agricultural use.

Repeated disforestation involving extended areas and carried out for commercial purposes or to exploit the land for cultivations is in fact “deforestation”, and the meaning is negative. An example of deforestation is the illegal eradication of wood areas for the construction of buildings, for agricultural activities or for various types of commercial activities. However, even illegal disforestation and illegal deforestation are not precisely synonymous.

Disforestation, deforestation and illegal disforestation must not be confused with tree felling, which is in fact aimed at protecting the vegetation (selective cutting of diseased, old, dried or burned plants) or producing forest limber, while guarantying the regeneration and conservation of the vegetation. Obviously “tree cutting” must be carried out following precise technical and qualitative criteria aimed at keeping the forest healthy and allowing new plants to sprout and grow (natural regeneration).  These technical criteria derive from "forestry", which is a science that studies forests, their growth and the best methods to manage them in an environment friendly manner.

S.A.V.E.T.  was founded in 1995  precisely as a Services Company for Plant Cutting in proximity of HV (high voltage), MV (medium voltage) and LV (low voltage) power lines for the maintenance of the electrical lines of large Groups in the energy sector such as Enel S.p.A. and Terna S.p.A..

Power lines extend for kilometers and kilometers across the entire domestic territory, crossing cities, plains and wooded areas. Especially in the latter areas, line maintenance is strategic and also includes cutting trees and branches that may interfere with the line. Indeed, trees and branches that invade the open space surrounding the lines may cover the signal not only compromise the service provided by the energy company to the community but also constitute a hazard for the safety of the line routes. In particular, in extreme weather conditions (storms, snow, etc.) they may cause service interruptions and increased damage.

Given all the above, it is the responsibility of the companies that operate in the energy supply sector to take all measures required to ensure the safety of the energy supply and to avoid that persons or property become exposed to hazards. Thus, outsourcing plant cutting in proximity of power lines is a crucial business decision.

SAVET operates in this niche market, providing an accurate and increasingly complete service and establishing long-lasting business relationships based on trust, with its Customers.