Pézarches Forest


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Our Pézarches forest is located southeast of Paris, measuring more than 15 hectares and is classified as a Natura 2000 site, a programme protecting rare and endangered flora and fauna. The forest is an old coppice, which we support and maintain to obtain an uneven-aged forest.
When we acquired this forest management, it was divided into three plots, the largest plot being 12 hectares, mainly planted with Sessile and Pedunculate Oak, Aspen, Chestnut, and Ash. The Oak in this forest is doing very well.
About 2 hectares are a moderately rich coppice, but under standard conditions. This plot is mainly Oak, Aspen, Ash, and Hornbeam. The Aspens and Hornbeams are considered harvestable.
The third and last plot, not more than one hectar, was a coppice in relatively poor condition, mainly populated with Oak, Ash, and Black Locust. The poor condition is partly due to a clear-cutting, where the re-growth was left without maintenance. The Ash trees in this area were also infected with Ash dieback, a chronic fungal disease.

It's in the valley of the Yerres, a territory attached to the Briarde region, that the Pézarches forest stands. Not far from the exceptional forest of Crécy, in this small place, where one can find a magnificent 12th century Saint Nicolas church, nature seems to have regained its rights. Astonishing biodiversity can be found in the middle of its marshes: there are many Oaks of very good quality, as well as an abundance of other trees - to the great delight of the animal species that have made their home there. Open to the public

PEFC Certification : : Yes

Adoption of management documents : Mar 5, 2018

Management turnaround : Sep 4, 2017

Forests : Temporarily closed to the public, the reopening is scheduled on 01/04


A photo of Pézarches Forest