In recent years, a lack of regeneration of pedunculated oak trees has been observed in the Séveyrac forest, which could lead to a long-term discontinuity in the forest cover. This has been observed through the establishment of inventory plots (Photo 1).
Whereas this forest is the only one in this exclusively agricultural area.
To remedy this, the CRPF, with the help of an independent woodcutter, created gaps to allow light to reach the ground (Photo 2) facilitating the development of natural regeneration, aided by the planting of oak seedlings (Photo 3).
Also, on the rest of the stand, we carry out a slight thinning to help maintain the pedunculated oak in relation to other species that are more and more present and dominant.