Located in the north-east of Le Mans in France, this forest covers more than 13 hectares in an agricultural and forest environment.
Following a clear-cutting operation initiated before our purchase, we decided to amend the soil by applying experimental biochar before reforesting. The aim is to measure the effect of biochar on the growth of saplings and soil fertility. The reforestation of the clear-cut was carried out with maritime pine
, Douglas fir
and birch, the best adapted species to the sandy soils of this forest site. The silvicultural itineraries we have chosen are based on irregular forestry. In addition, a plot of laricio pines
was also preserved.