3 090 480Trees planted

Contribute to plant a special forest, developed according to the "Miyawaki" method

Les Sorinières

928 trees planted

Project benefits

  • Climate 537 312 km by car offsetted

  • Biodiversity 2 784 shelters for animals created

  • Health 3 712 months of oxygen generated

  • Employment 928 hour(s) of work created

They take part to the plantation

Number of Reforest'actors : 129

Project description

Participate in the planting of a Miyawaki forest a few kilometers from Nantes with our partner Mini Big Forest

The project at a glance

  • Number of trees to be planted: 2018
  • Planting area: 0.5 hectares
  • Planted species: 30 species including oak, alisier, bourdaine, lime tree, cherry tree, cherry tree, cherry tree....
  • Type of project: Miyawaki forest establishment 
  • Planting season: autumn 2018, spring and autumn 2019 

Context and benefits

Villeneuve Abbey whose construction began in 1201, will be bordered by a 4-lane road by 2021. In order to compensate the visual and noise pollution, the association "Les Amis de Villeneuve" and Mini Big Forest wish to establish a dense forest. The latter is carried out according to the method of the Japanese scientist Akira Miyawaki. This method aims to recreate primitive forests, with local species, perfectly adapted to soil and climate. The plantation is very dense, 30 times more dense than in traditional forests, this makes possible to create a real vegetal wall that serve as a sound barrier. The diversity of species, about thirty, will allow this forest to be more resilient to natural hazards and to welcome more biodiversity.  Finally, the forest will quickly find its balance and will therefore not require any maintenance in the long term. 

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