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Afforestation Presly


Label Bas Carbone certified project

Project description

Planting adapted to climate change

The project is an afforestation of species adapted to the soil and climate, comprising a plantation of Atlas Cedar combined with forest fruit trees, as diversification species. Planting a small area of Atlas cadar will make it possible to test this species in the Cher department and gather data for adapting to climate change. 

Low carbone Label
Project location

Presly, Cher (15), in the extension of the nearby wooded area

Planted area

0.6 ha planted

Species selected

Atlas cedar, Wild cherry, Wild pear, Crab apple

Total number of trees to be planted

960 trees

Sologne-Orléanais natural region

A project to adapt to climate change

The project is located in Presly in the Cher departement, in the South-east of the Centre Val-de-Loire. 

Forests play an important role in this predominantly agricultural region, particularly in the Cher department, where they account for 25% of the total forest cover. Mainly deciduous, the forest is also represented by pine in the Solognot region, where the soils are sandier and poorer.

This is the case for our project at Presly, located in the south-eastern part of the Sologne region, at the heart of the Sologne natural region, also known as dry Sologne.

A cooperative planting project

Project contributors

Green Yellow

Green Yellow

Green Yellow has already planted 960 trees on the Presly project!

This planting will absorb 101 tonnes of CO2 once the audit has been completed.

Certified project

Low Carbon Label certification

The Presly project is part of the afforestation method of the Low Carbon Label, a certification examined and issued by the Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition. 

Sustainable Management Document

Sustainable forestry management

The wooded parcel will be included in a sustainable management document: the owner has set up a Simple Management Plan, approved by a public body, the Centre National de la Propriété Forestière (CNPF)

Atlas cedar
Operational project

Timetable for completion

  • Start of planting work: winter 2021-2022
  • Planting maintenance: 5 years after planting
  • Third-party audit: 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

Species adapted to the climate

The Atlas cedar is native to the mountains of North Africa, and was introduced to France in the middle of the 19th century in the low and medium mountains of the south. As temperatures rose rapidly, it was planted in new regions. Its frugality, drought resistance and ability to withstand irregular water conditions make it an ideal candidate for soils with low water retention and relatively poor soil. 

Diversification of species: forest fruit trees

The project includes the planting of diversification species: Wild cherry , Wild pear and Crab apple. These are forest fruit trees, which will help to improve the landscape by planting them at the edge of the plot. These species are also of great interest to wildlife, thanks to their melliferous flowers and fruit. 


Thas Atlas cedar will be planted in a small area, which is a good way of testing the species in the region, without altering the landscape or the environment. In addition, growth data will be collected during the life of the projet, to gain a better understanding of the behaviour of this species in the Cher region. 

A positive impact on society and the economy

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


Project stages

Initial state

Initial state

Former agricultural plot

Soil preparation

Soil preparation

Subsoiling on the planting lines: Completed by the end of 2021



Planting: completed February 2022

Plantation maintenance

Plantation maintenance

Start of plantation maintenance: in progress