Châtelain forest

Discover our Châtelain forest, the work we do there and the trees you can buy
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About Chatelain forest

About Chatelain forest

The Châtelain forest is located south of Mayenne in France, in a sparsely wooded area, making it a popular nature spot for local residents.
It is a former farmland that was planted and seeded in the 1990s. Its main species are sessile oak, pedunculate oak and ash. Hedges and banks with old trees have been preserved. Regular thinning and partitioning is required in this wood, otherwise the trees lack space and light to grow and natural regeneration cannot take place. The understorey of the Châtelain forest is mainly composed of grasses and brambles.
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Key information

Project start date: Mar 19, 2020

Certification: (In progress)

Land area: 12 ha

Social action: none

Biodiversity features: stream - 20 beehives - melliferous hedge

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

EcoTree’s forestry actions

EcoTree’s forestry actions

The Châtelain forest is in the middle of a growth phase with oaks of about 30 years old that are developing very well. A thinning was carried out in 2021 to give the best trees more room to grow. Tree marking had been carried out the previous year.
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Our trees available for purchase

Discover the trees that inhabit the forest, become owners and support their sustainable management

Try out the virtual forest tour!

Fancy a trip to the forest from the comfort of your sofa? Of course, you won't be able to enjoy the smell of the leaves, the sound of cracking branches or the pleasure of the wind in the trees. But it's your first taste of the beauty of our forests!
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EcoTree’s actions for biodiversity

EcoTree’s actions for biodiversity

In 2022, a 240 linear metre flowering hedge was planted near the beehives in order to provide foraging for domestic bees but also, more broadly, for all the pollinating insects of the forest and to enrich the biodiversity there.
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Come into the forest with us

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