C2-C3 : Testing new silvicultural management

Silvicultural routes

The setting up of silvicultural routes aims to adapt the existing afforestation to the effects of climate change. The challenge is also to test new species and new techniques of forest management on twenty forest plots of the territory of the Haut-Languedoc Regional Natural Park.

Several proposals will be made :

  • Implementing silvicultural practices that conserve water by intervening on the structure of the tree;
  • Decreasing the number of hazards and mitigate the risk of dieback by preparing diversified natural regeneration;
  • Focusing on biodiversity to improve the resilience of stands;

Mixing plantations on the same plot by introducing new native and non-native species.