Overview of Forests in France

Forest area in France has doubled since 1850 and now covers 30% of the country. France’s forest is very diversified.

Forest Reproductive Material Regulations

Regulations are in place to ensure the genetic quality of forest reproductive material.

Using Forest Reproductive Material

The success of a forest plantation depends on the responsible use of FRM, among other factors.

Annual Statistics on the Sale of Forest Plants and Seed

Each year, the French Ministry of Agriculture publishes the results of a statistical survey on the production and sale of forest plants and seed in France and for export.


Associating trees and crops offers numerous benefits, and farmers are increasingly using wild trees on their farms.

In view of the French government's lockdown measures relating to COVID-19, GEVES’s activities have been significantly altered and our staff are working from home wherever possible. GEVES is currently maintaining its official missions which cannot be deferred.

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