Plant forests as close as possible to cities to store CO2. This is the mission that Daniel Boudaille, a Lyonnais founder of the Forestor initiative, has set for himself. "By starting today to restore massive amounts of forests, we could reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere by 25% and thus fall back to the carbon dioxide concentrations of almost a century ago", explains- he quoting British researcher Tom Crowther.
In the field, Daniel Boudaille begins to put his project to music. It offers property developers, companies, transport companies, which produce CO2, to finance the reforestation of plots. It is up to the owners of the land to maintain and exploit it, over the long term, in order to ensure its regulatory function under the best conditions.
Barely created, its concept already seduces. A first forest will be planted in autumn at La Chapelle-sur-Coise (Rhône), in the Lyonnais mountains. "The promoter Promoval is going to plant 2 ha of forest on a thicket, we are currently studying the best species so that they resist global warming, fire, diseases, parasites and wind", details Daniel Boudaille.
In an urban environment, this time, in the Duchère district of Lyon, the SACVL, a construction company for the city of Lyon, is preparing to plant, at the foot of the buildings, through Forestor, 2,000 m² of Miyawaki forest, with indigenous species. Also in Miribel-Jonage, in the Lyon suburbs, it is the planting of a 2 ha fruit forest that the same developer has studied.