Toi l’arbre, a foundation to enhance the well-being of trees and landscapes in France.
Rural topic(s): Sustainable forestry
Type: Narrative story
Date of writing: June 3, 2016
Author(s) of this page: Catherine Marquot
« Toi l’arbre » foundation supports initiatives of general interest about protecting existing trees or creating new plantations (protecting remarkable very old trees, developing agro-forestry and sustainable forestry).
Most initiatives supported are initiated by associations. They are small-scale and very concrete, practical, rooted in the local reality. The aim is to communicate about them, hoping they will spread throughout France and Europe.
Challenges: discover initiatives which will not be supported by existing financial channels and are worth developing.
Next steps: go on supporting initiatives till the financial provision of the Foundation is spent (probably 2017 or 2018), since it is not renewable (it was created after an inheritance).
Information gathered at: the 1st workshop on Sustainable Forest Management (17-20 March 2016)
Contact: Catherine Marquot
Scale of intervention : National