Berné 2 forest

Discover our Berné 2 forest in Brittany, the work we do there and the trees you can buy
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About Berné 2 forest

About Berné 2 forest

The Berné 2 forest is located in the hinterland of Lorient in Brittany, France. This plantation dates back to 1991, and has long suffered from a lack of management. The site has been recognised as a type II Natural Zone of Interest for Ecology, Fauna and Flora (ZNIEFF). EcoTree acquired the forest in January 2021.
Since then, a number of forestry initiatives have been implemented to improve the forest's reforestation and move it towards sustainable management using irregular high-forest.
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Key information

Project start date: Jan 5, 2021

Certification: (In progress)

Land area: 16.46 ha

Social action: none

Biodiversity features: wetland, Kerloas stream, type II ZNIEFF

Open to the public: 01/03 to 01/09

EcoTree’s forestry actions

EcoTree’s forestry actions

In 2021, this forest was harvested for energy wood. A batch of mature maritime pines was also harvested. Following the removal, a mixture of California redwoods, maritime pines and sessile oaks was planted. These plantations were then cleared with brushcutters to improve the quality of the stand.
In 2023, the planting was completed following the forestry mulching of the temporary storage areas.
Over the next few years, there will be manual clearing of the saplings in order to increase the stand's potential. The saplings will also be sprayed with Trico, a natural sheep fat-based repellent.
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EcoTree’s actions for biodiversity

EcoTree’s actions for biodiversity

A mixture of deciduous and resinous species have been planted to increase the forest's biodiversity potential.
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