Ploërdut forest 1

Discover our Ploërdut 1 forest in Brittany, the work we do there and the trees you can buy.
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About Ploërdut 1 forest

About Ploërdut 1 forest

Located in Brittany, our Ploërdut forest is made up of four individual plots that we acquired gradually over a period of time.
On Ploërdut 1 a small area of Douglas firs were preserved. However, the previous owner cleared the rest of the area. Thus, we are developing a new uneven-aged forest comprising multiple tree species such as Douglas fir, Red Oak, Chestnut, and Scots pine.
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Key information

Project start date: May 20, 2019

Certification: PEFC

Land area: 8.947 ha

Social action: none

Biodiversity features: Wetland, ZNIEFF type II, forest ponds, and a stream.

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

EcoTree’s forestry actions

EcoTree’s forestry actions

To improve the already existing forest we replanted this plot in 2020. The following year the entire area was weeded out to give the young trees favourable conditions to grow. The trees were already growing very well when we did our second weeding in 2022. In February 2023, we weeded out once again and we layed down mulching across the entire area.
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EcoTree’s actions for biodiversity

EcoTree’s actions for biodiversity

We want to restore the 2.1 ha. wetland on this plot. The study we conducted on the specific species in this area showed has potential conservation issues such as the Quimper snail. Two species, the Greater Horseshoe Bat and the Common Adder, have very high conservational value to biodiversity. The Viviparous Lizard and Bullfinch also have high conservation values, whilst five species, the whiskered bat, Natterer's bat, Common Pipistrelle, Common Serotine, and the large chequered skipper, have medium conservation values. Lastly, 12 other species have low conservation species. Semi-closed wetlands like this area are favourable conditions for all species.
We have also applied for a ‘Wildlife Territory’-label.
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