Findings and Challenges

The forests need us

  • Every year, between 13 and 15 million hectares of forest disappear, (Belgium's surface area). Deforestation is responsible for 17% of global greenhouse gas emissions (Source: IPCC).

  • Every year, 80 million tonnes of CO2 are absorbed by French forests. Cutting keeps trees in a growth period that optimizes carbon sequestration.

  • The French wood industry is currently experiencing a deficit, even though the forest area in France is the 3rd largest in the European Union and demand for wood is constantly increasing.

  • Within the next ten years, France will have to renew 500,000 hectares of forest, which is only 3 % of the current total area, to catch up for past inefficiencies.

Sustainable Forest Management

EcoTree and its forestry group favor a silvicultural approach known as 'close to nature.'

Sustainable Forest Management

Our commitments:

  • Take part in the the conservation and protection of the French forest.
  • Take part in the reforestation of cleared areas in France on land acquired by the company itself.
  • Manage and maintain all of our forests with our partners specialised in forest management.
  • Stimulate and develop initiatives at the service of the French forests and wood industry.

Our philosophy:

  • Favor silvicultural methods that allow for the reconciliation of wood production, the preservation of ecosystems and biodiversity in general.
  • Promote the diversity of species, the production of high quality wood and the preservation of soils.
  • Favoring, to the extent possible, the treatment of forests with irregular silviculture by promoting the regeneration of trees and, only when necessary, their replanting.

Our Policy

Not replacing nature, but accompanying it

Not replacing nature, but accompanying it

The forest is a living environment whose integrity, stability and prosperity depend heavily on the diversity of species. In this complex environment, animals, plants and bacteria interact and contribute to maintain a balance. EcoTree has understood the secret of a healthy forest: the more complex it is - in terms of mixtures and structures - the more resistant, multifunctional and productive it will be in the long term. This is why we have adopted a silviculture that is 'close to nature,' which aims to interfere as little as possible with the natural course of the forest and to promote its resilience.

In fact, anything that modifies the natural functioning of the forest could negatively impact biodiversity and the ecosystem's balance. This includes the reduction of guilds, the excessive rejuvenation of a massif, a significant intervention in the afforestation structure, a notable reduction of dead wood (among other things). This is also why EcoTree is committed to not using any chemicals in its silviculture. We only use natural fertilizers for our planting. In the fight against harmful insects, we use mechanical methods such as species mixing, netting and bird niches, or further biological methods such as the use of predator insects to eliminate herbivorous insects (such as Carabid Beetles, Cleridae, Rhizophagids, Coccinellids, Asilid Diptera, Syrphidae, Hymenoptera or Formicidae). Against deer, we use the natural repellent Trico (sheep fat). During clearance, cleaning is effectuated manually or mechanically.

Finally, if anthropogenic disturbances were to occur, EcoTree would develop an approach based on observations and forest resilience. Ultimately, our management aims to innovate harmony with the laws of nature, and therefore, make the most out of the natural production of forest goods and services.

EcoTree's Ethics Committee

Because we can always improve
Because people with more experience can inspire us
Because integrity is our guideline

EcoTree's Ethics Committee

We have set up an independent ethics committee, composed of civil society figures known
for their competence and integrity. This committee ensures that EcoTree's founding values are respected and that any conflicts of interest are avoided.

Are you a woodlot owner?

Pierre-François
What EcoTree offers you:
  • The chance to acquire your good to develop EcoTree's forest assets
  • Providing the funding necessary to ensure a sound forest management of your forest area
  • Participation in the reforestation of cleared areas in France and the constant improvement of forest management pratices
Contact us at the address forets@ecotree.fr

The EcoTree Forests

At the core of the woods and our forest management

Cleden Poher Forest
Cleden Poher Forest

29 Finistère

The Cleden Poher forest is located in the municipality of the same name, in Finistère. This commune was once called "Cet...

Luthenay Forest
Luthenay Forest

58 Nièvre

The Chamonts woods cover an area of 110 ha in the department of Nièvre (Burgundy) on the banks of the Loire near the tow...

Ploerdut Forest
Ploerdut Forest

56 Morbihan

Located in Morbihan in Brittany, the Ploërdut forest extends over 11.6 hectares and consists of two distinct parts, one...

Palotas Forest
Palotas Forest

23 Creuse

The Palotas forest takes root in the Creuse between the communes of Saint Dizier Leyrenne and Chatelus le Marcheix, a co...

Lanrivain and Plougernevel Forests
Lanrivain and Plougernevel Forests

22 Côtes-d'Armor

The Lanrivain forest is located in the traditional Breton territory of the Fañch country, where dances, costumes, music...

Gioux Forest
Gioux Forest

23 Creuse

Near Gioux, a small village in the centre of France in the Creuse department of the Limousin region, there is a forest o...

Playben Forest
Playben Forest

29 Finistère

In the centre of Finistère, between the Mountains Arrée and the Black Mountains, Pleyben shelters one of the most beauti...

Pézarches Forest
Pézarches Forest

77 Seine-et-Marne

The Pézarches forest is located in the eponymous commune, in the department of Seine-et-Marne, about sixty kilometres fr...

Ruillé Forest
Ruillé Forest

72 Sarthe

The Ruillé forest is located in the department of Sarthe in the Pays de la Loire region, surrounded by the regions of Br...

Melrand Forest
Melrand Forest

56 Morbihan

The Melrand forest is located in the small eponymous commune whose history began in the 5th century due to the massive a...

Faigne Forest
Faigne Forest

72 Sarthe

The Faigne forest is located near the commune of Pontvallain, a commune in the Sarthe region known for its feudal remain...

Kerautret Forest
Kerautret Forest

56 Morbihan

The Kerautret forest is located in Le Golo, a few miles from Plouray and the river basins of Ellé and Aër.

Morvan Forest
Morvan Forest

56 Morbihan

The Morvan forest is located in Le Faouët, a charming territory bounded by the course of the Moulin du Duc stream and th...

Mariaker Forest
Mariaker Forest

56 Morbihan

The Mariaker forest is located in Morbihan, on land where an abundant forest stands between blue rivers and golden shore...

Mevenez Forest
Mevenez Forest

56 Morbihan

The Mevenez forest, a small haven of peace lost in the middle of Morbihan, displays a flora and fauna of unsuspected ric...

Bourrus Forest
Bourrus Forest

56 Morbihan

The Bourrus forest is located in Morbihan and more precisely in a small commune of Langoëlan whose melodious name means,...

Brokus Forest
Brokus Forest

56 Morbihan

The Brokus forest is located in Morbihan, a land of legends, abundance and healing.

Coadou Forest
Coadou Forest

22 Côtes-d'Armor

The Coadou forest is located near Loguivy-Plougras, a commune of Trégor located on the borders of Côtes-d'Armor and Fini...

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EcoTree & the AMF

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EcoTree is registered at the French Financial Authority (AMF: "Autorité des Marchés Financiers") under number D-18-01

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