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 oakand 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.
The Chatelain forest was planted in the 90s and mainly consists of sessile oak, but also pedunculate oak and ash. The old embankments with trees along the fields have been preserved. Thinning and partitioning are to be carried out regularly to allow sunlight and favourable conditions for natural regeneration. The ground vegetation mostly consists of herbs and brambles.
PEFC Certification : : (In progress)
Adoption of management documents : Jan 20, 2006
Management turnaround : Mar 19, 2020
Forests : Temporarily closed to the public, the reopening is scheduled on 01/03