Dossier: Brittany

Allain, P.H.

Forets de France 442: i-xxiv; 13-26


Accession: 003718611

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A collection of short articles presenting the forest resources of Brittany, NW France. This region is one of the least wooded in France, with only 12% forest (332,000 ha), of which 90% is privately owned, and over 80,000 ha has been planted since 1945. Oak (Quercus sp.) coppice with standards and high forest as well as chestnut (Castanea sativa) are common, with maritime pine (Pinus pinaster) on acid or sandy soils. Exotics such as Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) and Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) have also become established choices. Forests were damaged by the storm in 1987. Many forests and woodlands are important as shelterbelts or for amenity and recreation use.