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Afforestation Batilly Low Carbon Label


Label Bas Carbone certified project

Project description

A plantation of diverse species

The project is a woodland of diverse species, located on the site of a former equestrian centre pasture converted into a rural gîte, forming part of the continuity of an existing wood with the aim of improving the landscape.

Label Bas Carbone
Project location

Batilly-en-Puisaye, Loiret (45), in the extension of Bois des Pâtures

Planted area

1,58 ha planted

Species selected

Sessile oak, Wild cherry, Wild Pear, Crab Apple

Total number of trees to be planted

2 528 trees

Map Batilly
Puisaye natural region

A landscape project in the heart of the Loiret

The project is located at Batilly-en-Puisaye in the Loiret department, 50 km south of Montargis, close to the Loire and on the borders of the Gâtinais, Orléanais and Sologne natural regions.

The forest cover rate in the Loiret is 28%, slightly below the national average (31% for mainland France).

The project lies at the heart of the Puisaye natural region, made up of forests and ponds, and wet, green valleys. A large part of this region is characterised by sands and clays, and by a landscape of hedged farmland. Several rivers cross the Puisaye, punctuated by ponds and lakes, including the Etang de la Tuilerie, close to the project.

Certified project

Low Carbon Label certification

The Batilly-en-Puisaye project is part of the Label Bas Carbone afforestation method, a certification examined and issued by the French Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition. 

Sustainable Management Document

Sustainable forest management

As partof the project, the plot will be covered by a sustainable management document: the owner will adhere to the Code of Good Forestry Practice, specially designed for planting and adapted to small areas.

Sessile oak
A cooperativeplanting project

Project contributors

Green Yellow

Green Yellow

Green Yellow has already planted 1,455 trees on the Batilly-en-Puisaye project!

This planting will absorb 194,961 tonnes of CO2 once the audit has been completed. 

Air Liquide Medical Systems

Air Liquide Medical Systems

Air Liquide Medical Systems contributed to this project

This plantation will absorb 23 tonnes of CO2 over the 30 years following the plantation.

Bouygues UK

Bouygues UK

Bouygues UK contributed to this project

This plantation will absorb 120 tonnes of CO2 over the 30 years following the plantation.

Operational project

Timetable for completion

  • Start of planting work: automn - winter 2021
  • Plantation maintenance : 5 years after planting
  • Audit by a 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
Water co-benefit
The specifics of the project

A landscape afforestation project

Diversity of species

The diversity of tree species in the forest makes it possible to combine more types of habitat and food for biodiversity. It also makes the forest more resilient to parasitic attacks, which are sometimes specific to certain species.

A landscape project for an attractive rural region

This project will make it possible to create a sustainably managed forest and to plant a wide variety of tree species adapted to the changing climate. Above all, this diversity of species planted in a mixture from foot to foot will help to improve the landscape, and thus develop a better natural setting for the well-being of the public visiting the region.

Ecological continuity

If the various natural environments are to be accessible and connected by species, they must be as unfragmented as possible. The continuity of the same type of natural area, such as a forest, will encourage the movement of species over a larger surface area. 

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. 


The Live Project

Project study

Project study

First stage: site visit

Soil survey

Soil survey

2nd stage: soil survey

Project definition

Project definition

Stage 3: Choice of species and silvicultural work for planting

Low Carbon Label Certification

Low Carbon Label Certification

Stage 4: Preparation of the Low Carbon Label and certification dossier