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Burgundy is a vast wooded region among the most wooded with its surface area covered in broadleaf trees, particularly 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 societý 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.
Over more than 4 centuries the Nièvre has cultivated a solid experience in working with wood. The Nièvre has seen its oak forests develop, making the Nivernais France’s largest reserve of oak trees. This development of the Nièvre’s forests coincides with an increase in Paris’s need for wood for heating. Over nearly 4 centuries, the Morvan has become the capital’s main wood supplier thanks to the invention of “timber rafting”.
With nearly 225,000 hectares of forest, the Nièvre department represents a quarter of all of Burgundy’s forest, the majority in the hands of private owners (67% for all of Burgundy, 75% in the Nièvre). With nearly 40 million m3 uncut, the Nièvre in Burgundy is among the largest forest reserves in metropolitan France. The department is seeing significant natural growth (1.6 million m3/year), placing it at the top of departments where forests are growing the most. This situation is mainly due to the importance of conifer forests concentrated in the Morvan, in the eastern part of the department.