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Comparison of the forest stands in the Pays de Bitche between the 18th century and today

Abstract : We were able to locate precisely some of the cuttings recorded in the hammering registers of the Pays de Bitche dating from the second half of the 18th century. A dendrometric inventory in these old cuttings allowed us to compare the species composition in the 18th century and today. We have highlighted a rebalancing between beech and oak: beech has regressed to the benefit of oak in the west of the territory, where it was, and still is, in the majority, whereas it has progressed in the east to the detriment of oak, which nevertheless remains dominant there. We also see the development of the Scots pine in the territory whereas it is rarely mentioned in the documents of the 18th century. Various hypotheses to explain this evolution are discussed. The use of wood, mainly for the glass factories in the east and the forges in the west, may have played an important role.
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Pierre Montpied, Xavier Rochel, Jean-Luc Dupouey, Sébastien Rivière, Patrick Behr, et al.. Comparison of the forest stands in the Pays de Bitche between the 18th century and today. International Symposium of LabEx DRIIHM, Sep 2021, Toulouse, France. ⟨10.34972/driihm-c02778⟩. ⟨hal-03356962⟩

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