Keywords: Forest assets; Cultural Heritage; Historical Value; Landscape.
Forest assets, which have always been considered by our legislator, mainly as goods for the production and physical protection
of the soil, with the exclusion of any other value, have recently received growing attention in regulatory office regarding also
their cultural value.The essay aims to examine the genesis and the evolution of the cultural heritage's notion starting from the
Codice Urbani del 2004-2008 and its impact also on forest assets in the corrective decrees. The study evolves starting from
the first new regulations to protect c.d. "green monuments" and subsequent evolutions in favor of "monumental trees" (2013-
2014) to arrive at the most recent updates introduced by the Testo Unico forestale n. 34 del 2018 in favor of "old trees" and
their normative openings. The sequence of these different legislative steps in favor of the recognition of the cultural values of
forest assets, allows the Author to draw conclusions on the new relationships between man and nature, between history and
landscape, to underline the progressive affirmation of a cultural forest landscape.