2 372 953Trees planted

Reforest' Action works in collaboration with Veni Verdi association to create an edible forest in Paris!

Paris (75)

521 trees planted

Project benefits

  • Climate 521 000 km by car offsetted

  • Biodiversity 1 563 shelters for animals created

  • Health 2 084 months of oxygen generated

  • Employment 521 hour(s) of work created

They take part to the plantation

Number of Reforest'actors : 38

Project description

This 1000 trees plantation promotes social ties, education and the environment. She works to create an edible forest in the heart of Paris!

Project in a blink

  • Number of trees to be planted : about 1000 
  • Project area : 1500 m ²
  • Species : hazelnuts, walnut trees, vines, elderberries, raspberry, blackcurrant, currant, dogwood, willow, apple, pear, cherry, cherry, wild cherry, country maple... 
  • Type of project : creation of an edible forest

Context

Veni Verdi association wishes to afforest a plot of land belonging to the Pierre Mendès France College in the 20th arrondissement of Paris. This forest is quiet special, it's urban and edible.

Located on a degraded slope of the playground, the first challenge of this operation is to recreate a green space abounding in ecological and social interest. The project is at the heart of a priority education area and its installation, maintenance and harvests will be collaborative and educational moments. 

Besides, the stakes are ecological, the project will serve as an experiment on several things. Soil regeneration, the soil in place is very compacted, a common phenomenon in cities. A light tillage and a dense plantation will allow root development, which will then aerate the soil and favour the return of biological activity. The experience of a high density of planting will try to highlight the competitiveness and complementarity of the species.

Finally, the species present are of great diversity which favours a diversity of fauna. The plant is almost entirely composed of edible plants, fruit trees or melliferous trees wich allows feeding a greater number of insects, birds and small mammals.

The urban forest has many other advantages, for example, it helps to avoid runoff which favours flooding and plays an important role in local temperatures by creating a real "cool island". 

 


News from the field


Une forêt comestible au cœur de ParisAux côtés de l’association Veni Verdi et des salariés d’Enedis, Reforest’Action a planté les 200 pre

Aux côtés de l’association Veni Verdi et des salariés d’Enedis, Reforest’Action a planté les 200 premiers arbres d’une forêt comestible en plein cœur de Paris !


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