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Full Professor of "Forest Pathology" and "Salute e benessere degli alberi orniamentali" (Ornamental trees fitness) at the University of Padova, Italy.


His research focuses on trees' fitness: mycorrhizal communities’ composition, ecologic role of endophytic fungi, epidemiology and dynamics of diseases, biological control.

The current emphasis is on veteran and monumental trees.

After inventing BITE, a drill-free trunk injection device, he joined “PAN / DeRebusPlantarum”, an interdisciplinary spinoff of the University of Padova pointing to environment-friendly practices, with a special focus on plant-based injectable pesticides.


Author of four patents; invited speaker to many internation symposia and workshops.

Core member at the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization, Member of the panel on Forest Quarantine at IPPC/FAO, Professional member at the UK Arboricultural Association.


Lucio Montecchio è Professore ordinario all’Università di Padova, dove insegna Forest pathology e Salute e benessere degli alberi ornamentali.

È autore di numerose pubblicazioni scientifiche e tecniche ed è consulente di prestigiose istituzioni nazionali e internazionali.
Nel 2018 il Financial Times lo ha definito “l’uomo che salva gli alberi”.


Main papers are here.

Personal blog is here.


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"Germogli" - Lucio Montecchio

sul Financial Times !

sul Financial Times ! - Lucio Montecchio