The Case Wood Museum combines the environmental relevance of this Natural Reserve of the Network Park, at the same time, Reserve of the Biosphere, with the no less relevant wood tradition, that far from undesirable forestry, has conscientiously respected its nature. The mountains continue as they did centuries ago and the presence of man is nothing superb. To better understand the merits of this council, you can approach the Park Interpretation Center, located in the capital Campo de Caso.
From there, and with the necessary knowledge, we left for the village of Veneros, Ethnographic Ensemble, with more than one Asturian identity sign, among which the Museum of Wood. It was promoted by a neighborhood association and currently has a well-stocked collection of the most basic woods of the park and the whole of the Principality. Like the one in ash tree, very abundant, or the oak, mythological tree already venerated by the ancient druids; Brown o the beech, the latter with a large extension throughout Asturias.
Approaching the Wood Museum provides us with more than one reward, such as learning to discern, from then on, which tree species we find along the way. Know also more precise aspects, such as a beech can reach 40 meters high and live 300 years. On the other hand we will discover the tools used in forestry work, as well as the most used tools in the area for carpentry and joinery, including the artisan manufacture of madreñas, of which Caso is a maximum exponent in the Principality. In times of splendor I had about a hundred artisans and a good number of indirect and parallel works to this performance.
Photo by Arnaud Späni.