Lentillères restoration project

In the heart of Haute Valette, France, a once barren landscape, scarred by illegal clearcutting, stood as a sad reminder of environmental degradation. But from this desolation emerged a story of hope and transformation, fueled by collaboration and dedication.

It all began when concerned citizens, driven by a shared passion for nature's preservation, came together to envision a brighter future for their community. With a deep sense of responsibility and a desire to right the wrongs of the past, they desired allies who shared their vision.

Among these allies stood Supermarket E.Leclerc Aubenas, a beacon of corporate responsibility committed to environmental stewardship. Recognizing the urgency of the situation, E.Leclerc eagerly joined forces with the community, offering their support and resources to breathe life back into the land.

With unwavering determination and a clear goal in mind, the collaboration took shape. Guided by the expertise of planting partner ASES, plans were drawn, and preparations began for the monumental task ahead. Together, they embarked on a journey to reclaim what had been lost and restore balance to the ecosystem.

The restoration project

Through the combined efforts of Life Terra and ASES, a remarkable transformation has taken place in Haute Valette. With 1,000 new trees and bushes carefully planted, the once desolate landscape now teems with life and vitality.

This ambitious initiative was not just about planting trees; it was about revitalizing the soil, fostering biodiversity, and creating a sustainable future for generations to come. By selecting 20 different species, we ensured that the ecosystem would thrive, providing habitats for local fauna and serving as a crucial carbon sink to combat climate change.

Together, we've achieved remarkable results. The land that was once stripped bare now stands as a testament to resilience and restoration, a symbol of what can be accomplished when communities and corporations unite for a common cause.

Plot and Tree Information

The forests of Haute Valette are home to a variety of tree species, including oak, beech, pine, and chestnut, which contribute to the area's biodiversity. These wooded areas provide habitat for a myriad of wildlife, including deer, wild boar, foxes, and numerous bird species. In addition to its forests, Haute Valette is dotted with meadows, streams, and wetlands, further enhancing its ecological richness. These diverse habitats support a wide range of plant and animal life, from colorful wildflowers to amphibians and insects.

Here's a closer look at the impact of this project:

Soil Conservation: The planting of 1,000 new trees and bushes has helped anchor the soil, preventing erosion, degradation and runoff.

Temperature Regulation: The newly established vegetation acts as a natural insulator, moderating temperature fluctuations in the area.

Humidity and Water Management: The diverse plantings aid in water retention, reducing the risk of drought and ensuring a more stable water supply for the ecosystem.

Biodiversity Enhancement: By selecting 20 different species of trees and bushes, we've created a rich tapestry of habitats for local wildlife. This diversity is attracting a variety of species, from birds and insects to mammals, promoting a thriving ecosystem with interconnected food webs.

Tree Species:

We have planted many local and native species to create a mixed ecosystem that will help increase the biodiversity and resilience of the area.

The goal is to green and restore the landscape while creating a safe home for animals and bringing back to life what was once lost.

These are some of the newer species planted: