Faouët 1 forest

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

About Faouët 1 forest

The Faouët forest is located in Brittany in France and is divided into 5 plots that we acquired between 2017 and 2022.
The various plots are bordered by two rivers and cover nearly 50 hectares in total. Our objective is to have uneven-aged stands on all the plots, while at the same time enriching the existing biodiversity and increasing the production of timber and industrial wood within the framework of sustainable forestry.
The first plot of the Faouët forest (15 ha.), which we took over management of in 2017, is located in a large, rich and almost unmodified natural area, offering significant biological potential (type 2 ZNIEFF meaning extensive, largely unspoilt natural spaces with significant biological potential.). It is mainly planted with oak, beech and chestnut, to which Douglas fir, red oak and Sitka spruce were added in 2018 by planting.
Approximately 11 ha. of another part of the forest are former farmlands where we have planted with Douglas fir, redwood, cedar and chestnut.
The last 24 ha. was acquired in March 2022. We have planted poplars, Douglas firs and maritime pines on the plot.
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Key information

Project start date: Jan 2, 2017

Certification: PEFC

Land area: 15.3 ha

Social action: none

Biodiversity features: 30 beehives, Natura 2000 zone, ZNIEFF (type II)

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

EcoTree’s forestry actions

EcoTree’s forestry actions

In 2021 and 2022, every other row was mulched to allow the forestry workers to clear the seedlings of competing vegetation.
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Our trees available for purchase

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EcoTree’s actions for biodiversity

EcoTree’s actions for biodiversity

30 beehives have been installed on the plot and are being monitored. An Index of Potential Biodiversity (IBP) has been carried out.
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