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The Landes pine tree in a nutshell

The Landes de Gascogne forest area is cultivated in accordance with the 45- to 50-year production cycle of the Landes pine trees.

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The planting of Landes pine trees in the 18th and 19th centuries, as a result of the 1857 Napoleonic Decree, improved public health while largely contributing to the territory’s economic, social and cultural development.

Main uses of the Landes Pine wood:

  • resin tapping,
  • pulpwood for paper or panels.
  • planks

These techniques were developed in an era when growing straight pine trees was impossible, so other materials had replaced wood, regardless of the variety.

As we are becoming aware of the threats to our planet, we must prioritize sustainable production methods. The Landes pine tree responds to these challenges because it is an innovative material with a positive impact on the climate.

Source: http://www.mediaforest.net/p182-l-image-du-pin-des-landes.html

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