Forest of Malicorne, Pays de la Loire
Forest of Malicorne, Pays de la Loire

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A gesture for the environment

Cutting wood is good for the environment

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Wood

Wood, a healthy and renewablematerial

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Wood is a material with an ecological, healthy and renewable future because it does not emit CO2but stores it.

The principle of the hierarchy of uses of wood:

- The first priority is timber: construction and furniture,
- Followed by the use of industrial wood: paper, packaging,
- And finally wood energy.

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Insulation

- 12 times more insulating than concrete
- 350 times more insulating than steel
- 1,500 times more insulating

than aluminium

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Wood, which is particularly fire resistant, transmits :

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The use of wood avoids emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels, which emit more greenhouse gases.

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Logs, wood chips and pellets can be used to fuel efficient and less polluting heating appliances.

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Wood for construction

Today, artisanal manufacturing is being swallowed up by the industrial giants of furniture production.

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Eco-responsible

The craft industry makes it possible to create and repair furniture with local wood, using local carpenters and cabinetmakers.

Wood for construction

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Insulation

- 12 times more insulating than concrete
- 350 times more insulating than steel
- 1,500 times more insulating

than aluminium

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Wood, which is particularly fire resistant, transmits :

For heating

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The use of wood avoids emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels, which emit more greenhouse gases.

2

Logs, wood chips and pellets can be used to fuel efficient and less polluting heating appliances.

For furniture

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Wood for construction

Today, artisanal manufacturing is being swallowed up by the industrial giants of furniture production.

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Eco-responsible

The craft industry makes it possible to create and repair furniture with local wood, using local carpenters and cabinetmakers.

Forest management

Woodcutting

Let's make the forest a biodiversity sanctuary where all its functions are respected. It is urgent!

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The first thinning cut

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The Improvement Cup

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The regeneration cut

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The sanitary cup

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Short cuts

No to clear-cutting!

Clear-cutting has 3 major consequences.

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Shave Cups

Clear-cutting leads to a brutal disruption of the forest ecosystem. Living without the environment that shelters them or provides them with food is impossible for birds, insects, mammals, as well as for fungi and plants linked to the forest ecosystem that was previously present.

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Soil erosion

The soil, which was contained and enriched by the deep roots of the trees, is suddenly exposed and weakened. Without protective litter and nutrient supply from roots and soil fauna, it becomes impoverished. Water runs off the soil, which is not aerated by the roots and the micro-organisms linked to them. They are then eroded and make any form of natural regeneration or planting very difficult, except for pioneer species, which are also the least interesting for biodiversity and wood production. It will take a long time to recover a rich ecosystem.

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A change in climate

Along with oceans and forests, soils are one of the planet's main carbon reservoirs. Soils that are "exposed" following clear-cutting then release stored carbon into the atmosphere in the form of CO2, which until then had been in organic form.
These cuts thus make a major contribution to greenhouse gas emissions.

For EcoTree, it is important to be aware of the consequences of clear-cutting. We must get away from the logic of clear-cutting and monoculture, which impoverishes the diversity of forests. This is why EcoTree diversifies its forests by age and species.