a forest along the coastline
In the 18th century, local populations decided to clean up the swampland of the French Landes area and maintain the coastline, which led to the plantation of the Landes forest.
Today, the Landes de Gascogne forest covers more than a million hectares. Its size doubled over the past thirty years to become one of the largest forests in western Europe and a model of sustainable development.
- The main part of the Landes forest has been PEFC™ certified since 2002
- The forest-wood-packaging sector supports 34,000 jobs in Aquitaine (South-West of France)
Since it was founded in 1925, the Group’s activities create a market for and renew its raw material, the maritime pine. The Group actively participates in the sustainable development of its regional forest.
The Landes forest: a 100% local and sustainable resource!