Participate in the natural regeneration of this forest victim of an insect attack !
The project at a glance
- Number of trees to be financed: 24.000
- Area of the operation: 16 hectares
- Main species enhanced: sessile oak, common beech, douglas fir, yellow birch
- Project type: support for natural regeneration of the massif
- Regeneration season: 2021-2022
In the Jura department (France), this spruce monoculture, weakened by this management method, suffered a bark beetles’ invasion. These xylophagous insects dig galleries under the bark of the trees, which blocks the circulation of the sap, causing the death of the affected specimens. Since the pests spread very quickly, harvesting the stand was necessary. However, signs of natural regeneration from the different species present in the surrounding forests are now visible within the plots.
Silvicultural operations will therefore be carried out on the 24,000 trees involved in the project, in order to encourage their growth and strengthen them. This will help diversify the stand and make it more resistant in the future. This gentle management method will also enrich the biodiversity on the plots. In addition, the trees planted will store carbon, thus helping to fight global warming.