The forest of Burnhaupt-le-Haut
Characteristics of the Forest
The total forest area is 348 hectares .
It rests for 80% of its surface on rich silt from the Sundgau and for 20% on gravel from the Doller.
The forest species present are 39% beech, 33% oak, 9% hornbeam and 18% other hardwoods and finally 1% softwood.
28% of species are young (up to 30 years old), 44% in mature stands (between 30 and 80 years old) and 38% in mature and irregular stands (to be gradually renewed).
The management of the communal forest pursues 3 objectives:
To preserve the environment with carbon capture, surface water filtration, biodiversity and the creation of a green fabric.
produce drink to feed the local timber industry generating job creation.
Develop a social function through leisure, living environment, school outings.