Site code DS36
Local name Forêt du Fayel
Orientation: FLAT, Slope:2.0°, Soil :CAMBISOLS, Bedrock : loamy loess
Short History of the site
The global objective is to develop a new silviculture to slow down the impacts of climatic changes and to maintain the high quality wood production of Douglas-fir. The objective of this demonstration site is to present different types of forest management in previous changing climate.The stand is about 40 years old forest, composed in one part of silver fir and in an other part of various species. The demonstration site has 3 experimental plots : – A regular stand of silver fir, where a low thinning will be done – A mixed and irregular stand with oak, chestnut, sylvestris pine, sylver fir, where nothing will be done – A mixed and irregular stand with oak, chestnut, sylvestris pine, sylver fir where an enrichment (local plantation) with some more adapted species to changing climate (for example cedrus) will be done.