Participate in the restoration of an abandoned farmland with Reforest'Action!
The project at a glance
- Number of trees to be planted: 3,944
- Plantation area: 2.40 hectares
- Species planted: various hardwoods (oak, maple, birch, hornbeam, linden, cherry, cormier, alisier...)
- Project type: planting of a neglected farmland
- Season of plantation: January 2022
- Region : Pays de la Loire
- Certificartion : None
The origin of the project
Located not far from Le Mans, this former arable land is the subject of a forest ecosystem restoration project. The enhancement of the plot involves the introduction of a panel of 14 deciduous species.
The diversified stand will constitute a wooded island that is more resistant to insect attacks, diseases and climatic hazards. A notable landscape element, the plantation will extend and enrich the forest cover in this very agricultural region.
Fight against climate change : trees provide fruit, fodder, wood, resins, tannins etc. Once planted, they regulate temperatures through the shade of their foliage. Carbon sinks, they store CO₂ and are valuable allies in the fight against global warming. They restore soil fertility and prevent soil erosion.
Development of biodiversity : agroforestry promotes biodiversity and provides multiple habitats and species. Micro-organisms, fauna, and flora participate in the restoration of an ecological network. They provide refuges for birds that regulate pest populations on crops.
Protection of territories : the planting of trees in agroforestry helps to protect the land from extreme weather events. By creating shaded areas, the trees preserve the crops during the dry season and provide them with a protective cover during the rainy season.
Soil enrichment : the leaves fallen from the trees will allow the creation of organic matter that will enrich the soils and contribute to the proper functioning of the forest ecosystem.
Wood supply : eventually, some mature trees may be harvested to supply the timber industry, economic lung that needs to operate a sustainable energy transition.
Soil nutrition : trees retain rainwater on the soil surface and filter it before it enters the water table. Thus, forest canopies regulate the water cycle and help preserve the planet's water resources.