Gioux forest

Discover our Gioux forest in New-Aquitaine, the work we do there and the trees you can buy
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About Gioux forest

About Gioux forest

The Gioux forest covers 30 hectares of land, not far from the small village of the same name, in the Creuse department in the New-Aquitaine region in the south west of France.
This forest is home to Douglas fir, sitka and larch trees which take root at an altitude of about 791 metres. Part of the forest was a clear-cut area before EcoTree took over the land. Our forestry management model will include using irregular high forestry - meaning we plant different species with different ages to make the forest resistant.
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Key information

Project start date: Dec 3, 2018

Certification: FSC, PEFC

Land area: 30.69 ha

Social action: none

Biodiversity features: Natura 2000 Birds Directive area

Open to the public: 01/04 to 01/09

EcoTree’s forestry actions

EcoTree’s forestry actions

When management was taken over in 2018, planting was carried out on what was previously a clear cut. Since then, the saplings are doing well and a first weeding was carried out in 2021.
We also applied Trico, a sheep fat-based repellent, on the saplings to protect them from deer browsing.
The following year, inter-row mulching was done by our teams, to clear and count the saplings, before proceeding to a fill planting.
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Our trees available for purchase

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EcoTree’s actions for biodiversity

EcoTree’s actions for biodiversity

There are currently no biodiversity actions planned for this forest.
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