Palotas forest

Discover our Palotas forest in New Aquitaine, the work we do there and the trees you can buy
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About Palotas forest

About Palotas forest

The Palotas forest is located between the communes of Saint-Dizier-Leyrenne and Chatelus-le-Marcheix in France.
This forest is a particularly wild place, and a source of tranquillity where oaks, Douglas firs, chestnuts and other fir trees will grow for decades to come, forming majestic stands that will restore the forest to its full splendour! The biodiversity in this forest is rich, and numerous actions have been implemented to preserve it.
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Key information

Project start date: Mar 1, 2020

Certification: react.FSC, PEFC

Land area: 29.69 ha

Social action: none

Biodiversity features: wetland - 20 beehives - den trees - nesting boxes - melliferous hedges - 3 senescence plots

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

EcoTree’s forestry actions

EcoTree’s forestry actions

In 2021, a manual clearing was carried out and Trico, a sheep fat-based wild game repellent, was applied to the remaining plants. The following year, inter-row mulching was done. This consists of clearing the spaces between the planting rows to slow down the development of competing vegetation. Trico was again applied to the plants to protect them from hungry deer.
Other forestry actions are planned for the coming years, including clearing along the planting lines in the mixed coniferous/broadleaf plot. Fill planting is also planned in the Douglas fir plot and a new application of Trico to protect the plants is being considered.
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EcoTree’s actions for biodiversity

EcoTree’s actions for biodiversity

This forest is very rich in biodiversity, which is why we have signed a membership to the Nature Conservatory for the protection of wetlands. In 2021, a Potential Biodiversity Index (PBI) was conducted, and several projects were implemented as a result. For example, nesting boxes were installed, and habitat restoration actions were carried out by our teams, including the selection and preservation of den trees. The following year, a 240 metre melliferous hedge was planted and 20 beehives were installed. In the coming years, other actions are planned, such as monitoring bee activity and conducting an inventory of saproxylic insects.
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