Peyrat-de-Bellac Forest

Discover the Peyrat-de-Bellac forest in central France, the work we do and the trees you can buy
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About Peyrat-de-Bellac Forest

About Peyrat-de-Bellac Forest

Located in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine in central France, the Peyrat-de-Bellac forest stands out for its rich biodiversity. This land, which we acquired in May 2023, is home to a unique ecosystem of preserved meadows and ancient hedgerows. These wet meadows are managed sustainably, encouraging their specific flora. As crucial structural elements, the hedgerows are carefully maintained to support the local fauna. The aim is to afforest only a part of the property, thus preserving an open environment. Today, the forest is dominated by sessile oaks. The Peyrat-de-Bellac forest has another unique feature: it is home to the plant 'Galium debile', slender marsh-bedstraw, an endangered species in the Limousin region. This rare plant thrives on the banks of streams on unwooded plots of land.
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Key information

Project start date: May 23, 2023

Certification: (In progress)

Land area: 61 ha

Social action: none

Biodiversity features: Wetland - meadow - hedge - stream

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

EcoTree’s forestry actions

EcoTree’s forestry actions

We will initiate our first plantings between early autumn 2024 and late winter 2025. The species selected for this plantation will mainly be sessile oak, accompanied by whitebeam, hornbeam, wild cherry, sycamore maple, wild pear and laricio pine, and mixed with downy oak and corm tree. This species diversity will enhance the Peyrat-de-Bellac forest's ecological richness while promoting sustainable and balanced management of this ecosystem.
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Our trees available for purchase

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EcoTree’s actions for biodiversity

EcoTree’s actions for biodiversity

This forest offers a mosaic of habitats suitable for numerous species. Grassland areas will be managed sustainably, in particular by late mowing or extensive grazing, with regular monitoring to encourage the flora typical of wet meadows. Hedgerows, essential structural elements, will be preserved, and avifauna and chiropterans will be specially monitored.
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