Dead leaves, locally produced by our trees!
A unique forest cover, a low-cost health insurance
A large forest cover such as ours has many advantages. Among other things, the trees:
- serve as an air purifier, reducing atmospheric pollutants (carbon, ozone, sulfur dioxide and others)
- improve air quality by producing oxygen
- improve water quality by absorbing contaminants
- reduce the effects of climate changes by storing carbon
- help reduce soil erosion
- help save energy by protecting against the sun and the wind (less hot in the summer, less cold in the winter)
- reduce the pressure on municipal infrastructures by absorbing water through their leaves and roots, thereby reducing pollutants in the ground water
- reduce evaporation from the ground
- provide green corridors for the movement of fauna
- are a source of well-being and tranquillity
Moreover, the trees also ensure self-sufficiency and simplicity: trees feed themselves, enriching the soil with their dead leaves when fall comes!
Green residues – key partners in protection of the environment
Dead leaves (and other green residues) play a crucial role in enriching, renewing and structuring the soil. They also play a role in the health of the threes and the fauna and flora they shelter. They provide a bed, an important habitat for the invertebrates that take part in germination, protect micro-fauna (insects, mushrooms, bacteria), provide healthy competition and balance, and serve as a “larder” for birds and small animals.