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L'arbre hors forêt en France : diversité, usages et perspectives

Abstract : Trees outside forests are difficult to define and often seen as troublesome in areas were major crops are grown. They are nonetheless visible everywhere in French landscapes, to the extent that they do not always get the attention they deserve. The diversity of tree structures can however supply a range of economically viable resources. Furthermore, these tree elements are gaining more and more recognition for their environmental services. Non-forest trees are also important social and cultural markers and an asset that could be developedto improve agricultural production. Tree landscapes of this type are often publicized so as to enhance the attractiveness of local products but have yet to be properly considered by the public authorities in respect of spatial planning. Effective local policies designed to protect non-forest trees suffer from lack of legal recognition and status for these “rural trees
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Sylvie Guillerme, Bernard Alet, Gérard Briane, Frédéric Coulon, Eric Maire. L'arbre hors forêt en France : diversité, usages et perspectives. Revue forestière française, AgroParisTech, 2009, pp.543-557. ⟨halshs-00740221⟩



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