Gourin Forest

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

About Gourin forest

The Gourin forest is located near the Conveau forest, within the commune of the same name, which is one of the most watered communes in Morbihan with an average annual rainfall of 1000 mm. This forest was originally made up of agricultural meadows that were left to be abandoned, as the terrain was not suitable for farming due to its sloping and isolated nature. With lack of maintenance, the meadows were overtaken by wasteland and oaks, willows and birches grew haphazardly amidst brambles and ferns on certain plots.
This forest plot changed hands multiple times, with different owners holding parcels of the property in joint ownership, until the last owners agreed and decided to sell the land to EcoTree in order to create areas for sustainable tree plantations.
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Key information

Project start date: Dec 1, 2018

Certification: (In progress)

Land area: 7.42 ha

Social action: none

Biodiversity features: wetland - 24 beehives

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

EcoTree’s forestry actions

EcoTree’s forestry actions

In 2021, the forest was cleared and the wood was used as energy wood in order to prepare for the planned plantation in 2022.
After this clearing, shredding and ground work took place in 2022 before plantating various species, including red cedar, Sitka spruce and red oaks. The planting was monitored and the American red oak plants were protected. In the coming years, there will be further clearance work and application of Trico, a sheep fat-based animal repellent, to protect the saplings.
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Our trees available for purchase

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

4158Arbre1820%FRhttps://bocdn.ecotree.green/essence/0001/03/f8a6877b2887051a0576fcfcac134244c2810f73.jpegRed CedarUneven-aged high forest Gourin Forest 56https://ecotree.green/en/offers/forest/gourin-foresthttps://ecotree.green/en/offers/56-morbihan/gourin-forest/red-cedar/4158
Red Cedar €18
Age: 0 to 2 years old
Gourin Forest
Morbihan, Brittany, France

EcoTree’s actions for biodiversity

EcoTree’s actions for biodiversity

To promote biodiversity in this plot, we have undertaken various actions. In particular, we have installed 24 beehives to encourage pollination in this ecosystem. These hives are maintained by an independent beekeeper. This forest also has a wetland of 2.5 hectares that is home to several species that we are committed to preserving.
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