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Afforestation Mant


Low Carbon Label certified project

Project description

Afforestation in the Landes with creation of hardwood borders

The Project is a woodland in the Landes, more precisely in the Adour region in the south of the Department. This is a vast area of successive hillsides and hedged farmland, contrasting with the iniformity of the Landes massif.

Located on a former agricultural plot, it borders on an existing forest and complements it. The plantation is made up of Loblolly Pine. It is complemented by hardwood borders of Sessile Oak and Hornbeam planted as a diversification, to encourage biodiversity but also to limit the spread of pests and fires. 

Low Carbon Label
Project location

Mant, Landes (40), in the Adour region

Planted area

6,4 ha planted

Species selected

Loblolly Pine, Sessile oak, Hornbeam

Total number of trees to be planted

About 8896 trees

Afforestation project
Map of Landes Department

Diversification afforestation in the Landes

The target species for the project is Loblolly Pine, a species that grows in well-drained soils, as is the case for our project. It has better wind resistance than Maritime pine thanks to its roots system, and is more resistant to the trunk borer (a lepidopteran insect) and to bent rust (a fungus).

Sessile oak and Hornbeam are planted at the edge of the plot, along a path. These deciduous species hel to improve the landscape and are refuges and sources of food for wildlife. Above all, these leafy borders will help to limit the spread of insect pests, as well as limiting the risk of fire spreading. Although less sensitive to fire than the Landes Massif, the Adour, like other regions, must take these risks into account in the context of climate change. 

A cooperative planting project

Project contributors

Auzou with Up2Green reforestation

Auzou with Up2Green reforestation

Editions Auzou, together with Up2Green Reforestation, have contributed 1,416 tonnes of CO2 to the afforestation project in Mant. These will be verified at the end of the audit carried out 5 years after planting.

Certified project

Low Carbon Label certification

The Mant project is part of the afforestation methode of the Low Carbon Label, a certification examined and issued by the Ministry of Ecological Transition (DREAL). 

Sustainable Management Document

Sustainable forest management

The wooded parcel will be the subject of a sustainable management document to be created: Thanks to the funding, the owner will adhere to a Code of Good Forestry Practice, introduced by the Centre National de la Propriété Forestière (CNPF).

Plot to be wooded
Operational project

Timetable for completion

  • Start of planting work: December 2023
  • Plantation maintenance : 5 years after planting
  • Audit by third-party auditor: final verification of Carbon Emission Reductions (tonnes CO2)
A project with multiple benefits

Carbon, environmental and socio-economic benefits

Certified carbon
Biodiversity co-benefit
Soil conservation co-benefit
Socio-economic co-benefits
The specifics of the project

An afforestation project for the future of our forests

Diversification of species

The aim of our project is to diversify the species planted, including the creation of hardwood borders: 

  • Planting of Lololly Pine, a fast-growing species adapted to the soil and changing climate
  • Plantating of Sessile Oak and Hornbeam to diversify the species, in order to create deciduous borders to the east ot the plot.
Conservation of leafy borders

The project fits into an existing wooded landscape. We are therefore going to preserve the leafy and shrubby borders around the plot. These areas are places of biodiversity to be preserved, but also strands of vegetation to be retained to maintain a more diversified landscape.

Soil conservation

The soil for our project will be prepared by subsoiling the planting lines only. This preparation is necessary in view of the settling caused by the former agricultural activity, but we are limiting it to the lines to be plantef, in to disturb the soil as little as possible.

A positive impact on society and the economy

The forestry sector encompasses a wide range of occupations that cannot be relocated: forest managers, nurserymen, foretry work companies (loggers and forest operators in the future).  The wood processing industry in France also encompasses a wide range of trades right through to the manufacture of the finished product.