Our commitments / Our commited Partnerships
Patyka is committed to protect the environment, climate and biodiversity
thanks to its reforestation programme for French forests
Forests are an invaluable natural resource: they play an essential role in regulating climate, improving the soil quality and preserving wild animals and plant species.
For several years, PATYKA has been involved in the restoration and preservation of French forests in partnership with Reforest'Action.
In France, 1 tree is planted every 2 hours
We launched our first reforestation programme in the heart of the Bois de La Meilleraye, in Beaulieu-Sous-Parthenay in the Nouvelle Aquitaine region.
The trees are planted on an 11-hectare land that was showing significant signs of dieback.
Planting new trees has allowed us to rebuild a healthy forest, able to generate invaluable ecological benefits.
The forest is a complex ecosystem that plays a key role in the fight against Climate Change.
In the French Bois de Meilleraye, no less than 8 local species, including sessile oak, alder and pinus pinaster, have been replanted by Patyka & Reforest'Action: the diversity of species makes it possible to improve biodiversity and increase the richness of the soil.
1 tree captures an average of 150kg of CO2, the equivalent of a round trip from Paris to Toulouse in a petrol car.
PATYKA & REFOREST'ACTION: WHAT BENEFITS FOR THE PLANET ?
Our reforestation programme for French forests will enable us to plant at least 20,000 trees by 2025, which represents each year:
- 1,800 tons of C02 stored.
- 36,000 animal shelters created.
- 4,000 years of oxygen generated.
- 12,000 hours of work created.
REFOREST'ACTION IN A FEW FIGURES
Since 2010, Reforest'Action has been creating, preserving and restoring forests around the world.
It is a concrete and ambitious response to the two major challenges of the 21st century: the climate emergency and the disappearance of biodiversity.
In just one year, REFOREST'ACTION has planted 5 million trees in 20 countries, including 2 million in France.
BECAUSE FORESTS ARE ESSENTIAL, LET'S PROTECT THEM
Forests slow down global warming: they are the largest carbon reservoirs, after the oceans.
They produce half of the oxygen on our planet. A mature deciduous tree produces enough oxygen for 2 to 10 people.
Forests support 80% of the earth's biodiversity : animals, plants, fungi, which are essential to human survival. The planted trees promote the development of the biodiversity by creating shelters for wildlife.
The new forest protects the surrounding areas from natural hazards (wind, floods, landslides). Their trees protect the soil from erosion. Thanks to their roots, rainwater infiltrates and feeds the water table. And the falling leaves are organic matter that feeds the soil and preserves the well-being forest's ecosystem.
Trees are natural air conditioners. A single tree has a cooling effect similar to that of the air conditioners in two average households. The surface temperature of wooded areas can be up to 20°C lower than that of buildings or road surfaces.
They are sources of remedies for our health: trees are a reservoir of medicinal plants. Nearly 75% of the most prescribed medicines are formulated with components from the forest.