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Burgundy is a vast wooded region among the most wooded with its surface area covered in broadleaf trees, particaly Oak, and its areas of Douglas fir, a resinous species recently implanted in the region. The region’s wood industry is adjusting to exploiting and transforming the growing volumes of conifers reaching maturity. Diversified, dynamic, and a driver of job creation, it is increasingly recognised by societý́ for its environment and leisure.
With nearly 960,000 hectares of forest, Burgundy is the sixth most wooded region in France. Over 30% of the region’s surface area is given over to forests while Metropolitan France has woods over 27% of its surface area. Forests are unequally spread throughout Burgundy due to more or less favourable pedoclimatic conditions. Heavily present on the Montagne Bourgignonne or the Morvan, it is much less dense in the Peri-morvandelle Plains and the Bressane Depression. The western part of the region is influenced by the Atlantic and the east has more continental influences.
Forests cover 187,800 hectares of the 861,000 in the Saône-et-Loire department, representing a forestation rate of 21.7% (France: 27.1%).
3/4 of forested properties are privately owned (140,800 hectares).
Public forests cover 17%, or 31,000 hectares, and state-owned forests cover 8%, or 16,000 hectares.
Broadleaf trees make up the great majority at 77.5%, sessile or pedunculate oak are the preponderant species with over 80,500 hectares; the rest is covered by resinous species, with Douglas firs being the dominant species with 29,400 hectares. The forest area is split into ten forest regions, with the most representative being: the Charollais, the Brionnais, the Bresse, the Val de Saône and the Doubs. The forest is split into many parcels with 47,000 owners, of whom 43,000 own less than 5 hectares of woods. It’s an underused forest, with an availability of 35 million m3, the Saône-et-Loire’s wood yield was 487,000 m3 in 2005.