Reforest'Action and its partner Sylva Nova, invite you to revitalise this forest!
- Number of trees to be planted: 15 000
- Surface area of the plantation: 6 hectares
- Species planted: 65% spruce, 15% larch, 20% common beech.
- Type of project: restoration of a neglected forest
- Planting season : Spring 2020
Context and Benefits
This project has its roots in Wallonia, which has around 530,000 hectares of forests, i.e. almost 30% of its territory, and alone concentrates almost 75% of Belgian forests. In previous centuries, however, the forest has been heavily over-exploited to meet the needs of agriculture and energy in particular.
However, since 1854, thanks to the introduction of specific legislation and forest management, productive areas have increased by almost 50% in 130 years.
The plots concerned by the project have recently changed ownership. The former owner had not been able to restore this woodland to ensure its continuity and sustainability. The new owner wishes to restore this bramble-covered plot by inserting 3 coniferous and deciduous species. This work will thus enable the forest atmosphere and its ecosystem to be restored.
In addition, the quality of this plantation will optimise CO2 sequestration through the choice of adapted species. In particular, the edges will be planted with deciduous species. Concerning the local context, the planting work and future maintenance will be carried out by local labour.