Arboretum de La Foux

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Arboretum de La Foux

  • Arboretum de la Foux
  • Arboretum de la Foux
  • Arboretum de la Foux
  • Arboretum de la Foux
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In the Aigoual Massif


This arboretum , located on a south-western slope, of the national forest of Aigoual, in the commune of LANUEJOLS, extends over 10 hectares between 900 and 1050 meters above sea level.
It offers a very shaded course, crossing lush forest vegetation.

Among these are, in particular, Nordmann and Kefalonia fir, Douglas fir, American red oak. But the Fouxdevait especially its notoriety with the presence of two fir trees of Vancouvert (Abiesgrandis) planted in 1904, very close one to the other, and which were in the years 1980 the tallest trees known in France. Unfortunately, they were victims, after several dry summers which weakened them, of a small insect of 2 to 3 mm living under the bark and responding to the sweet name of Pityoteines spinidens! As their crown dried very quickly, they had to be cut down for reasons of visitor safety.The operation was carried out in June 2013 by local loggers. The highest was measured that day at 63 meters! The tallest tree in the Foux is now a Douglas-fir measuring over 50 meters.


We note among the species present: Nordmann fir, Kefalonia, grandis, Eastern spruce, Sitka, Pugens, Engelmanni, Douglas fir, larch, Corsican laricio pine, giant sequoia, Atlas cedar, araucaria , American Red Oak, Chestnut, Mountain Elm, Birch, White Birch, Birch and many other specimens.
Some are gigantic (two 57-meter tall Vancouver firs, among the tallest in France).

The plantations were carried out between 1900 and 1910.

Annual precipitation is around 1,300 mm with a relatively dry summer season.

Duration: 1 hour

Free information sheet on the trail available at the Tourist Office.

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D986 LANUEJOLS
30750 ST SAUVEUR CAMPRIEU

Tel : +33 (0)4 67 82 64 67
Tel : +33 (0)4 67 81 00 83

E-mail : office-du-tourime-causse@orange.fr

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