Reforest'Action invites you to participate in the reforestation of this plot of land that has been attacked by insects!
The project at a glance
- Number of trees to be planted: 2,400
- Plantation area: 2.7 hectares
- Species planted: sessile oak, wild pear, wild apple, black ash, cherry
- Project type: reforestation after a pest attack
- Planting season: March-April 2021
In the Bas-Rhin department, this plot of 2.70 hectares lies at the heart of a large forest massif. As a monospecific stand, it is exclusively composed of spruce trees. As often in this type of plot, trees hardly resist biological attacks. As a matter of fact, the massif was attacked bark beetles. These xylophagous insects usually tend to colonize dead wood. But when they are too many, the pests attack living trees and dig galleries under the bark. As a result, the sap no longer circulates properly, causing the affected trees to wither.
The project therefore plans to diversify the stand by planting five new hardwood species. This approach will make the forest more resistant to insect attacks, provide habitat for the biodiversity and offer numerous landscape benefits. In the long term, the stand will contribute to the production of a sustainable wood.