WHY PLANT IN FRANCE?
Trees promote biodiversity by providing shelter, food and protection to many species of birds, insects, small mammals, fungi, etc.
Trees have an impact against climate change by sequestering CO2.
Trees are the lungs of the planet: they produce the oxygen we need to breathe.
Trees improve the quality of the air we breathe by acting as genuine air filters: their leaves can trap pollutants and dust and limit their circulation.
Trees act as wastewater treatment plants; their root systems filter pollutants and heavy metals in water, reducing pollution of groundwater.
Trees used to locally limit climate extremes such as droughts and floods.
Trees structure the landscape and prevent soil erosion.
Trees improve the yields of agricultural crops and are a source of economic diversification for farmers.
The trees are very useful in our daily lives: they provide us the necessary wood for making paper, furniture, some shoes, etc.
Trees are very present in our food; they regale us with their fruit: plums, pears, apples, hazelnuts, walnuts, etc.
HOW DO WE PLANT?
Choosing a project
A new forest (empty or unused farmland, a wooded strip of land, frontages, orchards, riparian forests, an isolated tree, a full parcel or only being enriched).
A reforestation (after wildfire, illness, logging, or storms).
Preparing the soil
This first step is vital in ensuring that the plants take and develop well.
Different techniques can be used depending on the characteristics and weaknesses of the soil and the specificities of the species being planted. Other criteria can enter into consideration, like site accessibility
According to the soil, climate, objectives, their invasive character, etc.
Putting the plants in place
It also increases the amount of water in the soil, limits its temperature range and improves its structure.
Receive the plants, store them, prepare them, and plant them (from February to November, during the plants’ rest period): there are a certain number of principles and steps to respect to guarantee that plants take and avoid surprises.
Choosing the mulch
Mulch’s main role is to limit competition between the different plants for a 2-3 year period (depending on the plants’ growth) and to maintain climate and agronomical conditions favourable to young trees’ growth.
Put in place protection from wildlife (goats, deer, rabbits, etc.) or domesticated animals (cows, horses, etc.).
Control undesirable and competing plants and manage water deficiencies.
THE CONTRACT WITH THE OWNER
FAGUO funds the tree in the planting project. The sum paid to the owner finances between 30% and 75% of the planting project’s costs.
Without this financial aid, most of these projects would never see the light of day, which makes the partnership supplementary.
The owner does, however, remain a co-funder, which justifies their commitment and motivation in seeing this forest financed by the partner reach maturity.
In the contract for their relationship with the Pépinière Naudet, the owner commits to:
Maintaining the plantation to ensure its growth,
Mark the plantation with a “FAGUO” wood panel on the side of the road to indicate the entrance,
Respect a code of good forest practice, thus managing their plantation sustainably and in respect of the environment,
Allow FAGUO to take photos for communication purposes on the parcels planted, before, during, and after plantation,
Allow FAGUO to communication about their support on any media deemed useful (website, prospectus, etc.), mentioning the name and location of the parcel that the partnership has allowed to be planted.
THE CONTRACT WITH THE GROWER NAUDET
For 7 years now, the Groupe Pépinières Naudet supports plantation projects with tripartite partnerships with private businesses and landowners.
Since 2009, over 900 hectares of forest have been planted in France, equal to over 1,000,000 young plants that have been helped.
The Groupe Pépinière Naudet has innovated in being the first in France to have launched this type of offer of environmental compensation by forestry planting.
It raises awareness of the innumerable services provided by forests among private businesses, such as protecting water resources, fighting erosion, stocking carbon, preserving biodiversity, etc.
Since 2009, over 1,000,000 young plants planted have been helped
Defining the number of tree to be planted for the coming year (1 tree for every FAGUO unit being manufactured)
Call for projects in the specialist press and choosing projects that adhere to the pre-established specifications. (see below to apply)
Plantation period (from October to July in general)
Sending a project report following the planting season (late July) with:
- data related to plantations: species, density, surface area
- information on the owner helped
- location on a French national geographic institute map
- photos of the plantation
RESPONDING TO A CALL FOR PROJECTS
Several types of plantation projects can be submitted:
- Forestation of empty lands or unused agricultural spaces
- Reforestation after storms
- Reforestations after invasion of insects or fungus
- Reforestation after wildfire
The amount of funding equals €0.50 per tree planted. To receive financing, simply send us your plantation project via the online form (2 min to fill in) available on the Pépinière Naudet website, in the compensation project section: http://www.pepinieres-naudet.com/ After we receive your application, we will study your project’s feasibility with our partners at FAGUO.