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The 42 000 plane trees bordering the canal du Midi face extinction in the near future … The canker stain of the plane tree is a microscopic fungus which settles and develops inside the tree
and blocks its sap channels. In so doing, it can kill a tree in only 2 to 5 years.
It spreads rapidly and, even worse, cannot be stopped. After extensive research, INRA (National Institute of Agronomic Research) concluded that the disease could not be fought chemically or biologically. If the test protocols for preserving healthy trees continue as they are, there is currently only one solution to keep it in check – cut down and burn the affected trees.
Despite these preventive efforts, around 9 850 trees were felled between 2006 and 2014.
This situation is now so urgent that we must all mobilise! The replanting program objective is to meet the challenge of replanting trees affected by canker stain.
M3 Systems is committed to support this campaign for 3 years by donating.
If you also want to support this program, you can contribute here.