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1 Limousin council’s best practice awareness of small private forest owners Genoa – October 11 th

2 Part I : the facts

3 1 - Land use

4 ha ha ForestOwners ha 5,2 ha 4,0 ha 1,6 ha

5 softwood 65% Conifers 35% The deciduous forest prevails in Limousin

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7 ha of forest forest owners 67 % have less than 1 ha 92 % have less than 4 ha

8 A property with scattered plots

9 2 – Wood market

10 Wood use

11 Wood prices Price of oak Price of beech Price of wood for industry (25cm and +)

12 Limousin prices (standing timber 2013) Oak trunk 50 à 70 € /m3 Firewood (15 € /m3) Industry (paper) (3 € /m3)

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14 Deciduous trees Conifers Timber (50-70€/m3) Industry (3€-15€ /m3) Industry Timber

15 A large demand for wood for industrial use I’ll sell Better than drugs ? Marketing - Paper -Firewood (logs and wood chips) - Furniture (chipboard)

16 Agreements Looking for wood in the forest Prospecting Marketing

17 Area to cut Prospecting

18 3 – Impact on the forest

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21 Early clear cutting Deciduous forest is cut before providing best products

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25 No management No quality Clear cutting Natural growth Resulting in poor quality timber Viscious circle Lack of care

26 French laws You need an agreement before felling No management plan Cutting area (per owner) > 4ha + + Cutting rate > 50% Forest areas > 10ha + If you don’t have :

27 Clear cutting per owner Area > 1ha + The regeneration of an identical forest after 5 years + Forest areas > 10ha French laws If you don’t have :

28 Part II : the tools

29 1 - Communication with forest owners

30 90 Weekly radio chronicles broadcasted 1 - Using the local media - Forest management - Trees - Laws and regulations - Respect for the forest - Etc.

31 Special advice published in the local newspapers 1 - Using the local media

32 Special advice Published in council newsletters 1 - Using the local media

33 Bookmarks 2 – Editing information

34 Bookmarks 2 – Editing information Advice

35 Technical information 2 – Publishing information

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37 Big events 3 – Direct contact

38 Free personal forestry advice given in the town halls in small towns 3 – Direct contact

39 Free personal forestry advice given in the owner’s forest 3 – Direct contact

40 Training courses for owners 3 – Direct contact Next one : 24 th October 2013

41 2 – Other tools

42 ADELI 1 – Grouping together of logging sites - 3 owners - 4 km - 8 ha Funding given for sustainable management

43 One in each area - Strength in numbers - The implementation of sustainable and multifunctionnal management - The avoidence of clear cutting - The pooling of facilities « A philosophy » Creating the forest of the future Avantages : 2 – The creation of owners’ associations

44 One example in Isère (38) « ASLGF du Bas Dauphiné » 4 years = 38 members 800 ha One group manager Carbon credits given 2 – The creation of owners’ associations

45 Part III : the first results

46 - 8 townsPersonal forestry advices given in the town halls - 50 owners adviced - Contacts with elected councilors Personal forestry advice given in the owner’s forest- 5 visits

47 ADELI - 1 logging site with 6 owners and 16,3 ha Grouping together of logging sites - 1 logging site (preparating phase) - 1 project in Pays de Guéret creation of owners’ associations - 1 logging site with 4 owners and 7,5 ha - The statutes of the association are written - Next step in october

48 Merci Thank youGrazie Köszönömmulumesckiitos


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