They’re ten to survey the woods, this Sunday, October 10, spray of purple paint in hand. On some bushes, they depart a purple dot: good to fell. The 70 associates of the forest group Le Cerf Vert, who purchased 10 hectares of forest final Might within the Vocance valley, in Ardèche, came visiting their woods to find out which bushes to chop for the nice of the forest, but additionally to run their exploitation.
“On this space, there are lifeless bushes standing, which stay exploitable so long as the wooden is just not broken.“, describes Thibault, co-manager of the group. After session with the small group of associates which accompanies him, the choice is taken collectively to mark the tree in order that it’s reduce, it’s what is known as hammering. “To assist bushes which have potential develop, you must give them some gentle. So, we reduce some round, which annoy him“, explains Max, one other co-manager of the affiliation.”_We purchased this forest to guard it but additionally we’re proud to reap wooden_, to affix the sector, to work with native sawmills. We produce wooden whereas preserving biodiversity. “
Companions from all branches
To do issues in response to the foundations of the artwork, the group has as many forest specialists as neophytes amongst its associates. Olivia works within the wooden trade, she advises the homeowners of personal forests, and wished to develop into one herself. She passes on her data to her associates and sees on this group a method of attracting younger folks (many members of Cerf Vert are of their thirties) to the world of the forest. “It is refreshing, after which it shakes up the traces. Typically we are saying it is like that, as a result of it is like that, with out actually figuring out why. And them, they ask: why is it like that? Why could not we do in any other case? It brings a brand new perspective and there’s a actual want for renewal amongst forest homeowners. ”
The forest was not Thibault’s skilled department in any respect. He’s an entrepreneur in Montauban and located on this means of working collectively a technique to study extra in regards to the forest, which fascinates him: “_We study to take a look at the forest. There are dynamics that I did not see firstly_. For me, the forest was simply the cover. And in reality, if you happen to look carefully, within the forest, there are a number of flooring, a number of species, of which you have no idea the title, the form, the leaf, the trunk, the fruit … and you then get to know all that. “
Very enthusiastic, the companions of Cerf Vert are already within the course of of shopping for one other forest within the Bauges, in Savoie.