Pleyben forest

Discover our Pleyben forest in Brittany, the work we do there and the trees you can buy
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Forests as a solution to global warming
Forests as a solution to global warming

About Pleyben forest

About Pleyben forest

In Brittany, between the Monts d’Arrée and the Black Mountains (Montagnes Noires), lies the Pleyben forest. From the forest, you can catch a glimpse of the Mont Saint-Michel, the highest point in Brittany (385 m).

The forest is made up of more than ten different species, including Vancouver fir, sycamore maple, wild cherry, Sitka spruce, chestnut, Douglas fir and red oak. There is also a wealth of biodiversity, with a river, two ponds below the plot, and five beehives.
These beehives were built by Pierre Douguet, the former owner, using wood from the forest, and were placed at the edge of the plot to allow small pollinating insects to work in hives built locally.
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Key information

Project start date: Nov 11, 2018

Certification: PEFC

Land area: 12.4 ha

Social action: none

Biodiversity features: 1 river - 2 ponds - 5 beehives

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

EcoTree’s forestry actions

EcoTree’s forestry actions

This forest has undergone several transformations since being taken over by EcoTree in 2018. In 2020, we planted Sitka spruces there.
In 2021, the poplar plot was thinned to reduce the number of stems in the stand and favour those with greater potential. Additionally, some Vancouver fir trees in poor condition were put up for sale to make the most of the standing timber. Finally, during that year, maintenance work was carried out in the Sitka spruce stand being reforested.
In 2022, the Vancouver firs were sold after a felling, along with other trees that did not belong to EcoTree customers.
In the coming years, the main task of our foresters in this forest will be to maintain the various plots, paying particular attention to the young stand of Sitka spruces.
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EcoTree’s actions for biodiversity

EcoTree’s actions for biodiversity

To preserve the forest's biodiversity, we removed certain poplar trees that were causing the riverbank below to collapse and threatening to damage it.
Additionally, five beehives built by the forest's former owner using wood from the plot, were installed in the forest.
Over the next few years, we aim to carry out ornithological, odonates (dragonfly) and amphibian inventories. We will also be taking action to prevent the spread of invasive exotic species. Finally, we are in the process of obtaining the "Wildlife Estates" label.
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