Restoring nature to the city by creating an urban micro-forest

to develop a biodiversity island in urban or peri-urban areas and produce side benefits for the environment and citizens.

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Create social and environmental value close to your stakeholders

Reforest'Action invites you to participate in the development of greener, more sustainable and more beautiful cities by planting fast-growing urban micro-forests.

DEVELOP A PROJECT WITH STRONG TIES TO YOUR REGION

Take action close to home or as close as possible to your stakeholders: employment pool, customer and/or constituent pool and create strong ties between your company, communities and local populations.

RAISE AWARENESS AND UNITE YOUR STAKEHOLDERS

Show your stakeholders that the forest is growing day by day and multiply the impact of the project by requesting that a participatory plantation led by Reforest'Action be organized.

The urban micro-forest, a source of social and environmental value

We combine forestry and landscape expertise to create projects that meet urban issues while enhancing the multifunctional nature of forests: promoting biodiversity, improving landscapes, increasing the health and well-being of local populations.

LOCAL LANDSCAPE

Have an effect on the environmental heritage of cities using our collaborative efforts with landscapers and local park services.

BIODIVERSITY

Limit soil artificialization and create optimized havens for biodiversity in cities with our forestry approach.

POLLUTION

Improve air quality by producing oxygen and capturing 1/3 of the fine particles passing through the canopy.

TEMPERATURES

Fight against the urban heat-island effect. A tree can absorb 80% of the sun’s rays and help cool the surrounding air.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Urban forests increase well-being, reduce stress, heart rate, blood pressure and aggressive behavior.

Two options for creating an urban micro-forest

Whichever option you chose, Reforest'Action coordinates and supports each stage of the project, from its creation to long-term monitoring.

SUPPORTING A PROJECT

You don’t have any land, but you want to finance the creation of an micro-forest? Support an urban forest project developed by a project leader (association, community) on public land.

DEVELOP YOUR PROPERTY

You have a plot of land and you want to grow a forest there? See what you can do with your property with the help of our consultants.

Reforest'Action, proven expertise since 2010

More than 40 urban forests completed since 2017
Fully tailor-made project designs and types
Communication Tools and Support
Possible participatory planting with your stakeholders

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Diverse types of projects

We develop highly varied types of urban micro-forests: small areas planted with the Miyawaki inspired method, urban orchards, creating green belts for neighborhoods, upgrading parks and tree alignments, etc.

Dense woodlands

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Dense plantings randomly mix shrubs and trees of various sizes. In the long term, these woodlands have a wild and dense appearance, and are particularly well-adapted to highly eroded urban soils. The Miyawaki inspired method, in particular, makes it possible to form ultra-dense and diversified plantations (up to 30 different species) that have a significant impact on biodiversity..

Planting layered & edible forests

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The idea is to plant trees that are already grown to eventually form a canopy, low-density intermediate shrubs and forest cover plants. This method is suitable for areas that have a lot of traffic and that are landscaping and architecturally constrained. As for garden forests or edible forests, the same set-up applies, but with fruit-bearing species of plants.

Urban tree grouping

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In this type of project, trees can be replanted in more or less elaborate forms with a view to ensuring their diversity and resilience in order to restore a weakened and impoverished arboreal heritage. The impact of these trees is even stronger when they are located directly under the windows of homes. They help cool streets, filter pollution, and allow wildlife to circulate by forming biodiversity corridors.

Defining an urban micro-forest

We take into account the definition of urban forests given by the United Nations (source: FAO), namely:

"Urban forests can be defined as networks or systems comprising all woodlands, groups of trees, and individual trees located in urban and peri-urban areas; they include, therefore, forests, street trees, trees in parks and gardens, and trees in derelict corners."