Reforest'Action invites you to participate in the reforestation of this forest, which stand is victim of the chalarosis!
The project at a glance
- Number of trees to be planted: 3,588
- Plantation area: 3.18 hectares
- Species planted: douglas fir, sycamore maple, spruce
- Project type: reforestation following a fungal disease
- Planting season: Fall 2021
- Certification: PEFC
To the west of Clermont-Ferrand, these forest plots are located within the Auvergne Volcanoes Regional Nature Park. The stand, composed exclusively of ash trees, was managed as a monoculture, which made him particularily sensitive to natural and biological hazards. Moreover, chalarosis, a fungal disease that specifically affects ash trees, had destroyed nearly 80% of the stand.
The project therefore consists in restoring the forest while diversifying its species to make it more resistant to the risk of insect and disease attacks. This mixture of deciduous and coniferous trees will contribute to the reconstitution of an ecosystem conducive to the development of biodiversity. Moreover, as they grow, these young trees will store carbon, thus helping to fight climate change. In the future, they will contribute to the production of timber, a sustainable resource. In the end, this project will benefit both the environment and the local economy.