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Zoom on Bertranges forest

LA CHARITÉ-SUR-LOIRE - BERTRANGES. Situated only a few kilometers from the town of La Charité-sur-Loire, the prestigious centuries old Bertranges oak forest has a long and interesting history which is evoked simply by the mention of its name.
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Spring, beginning of oak vegetation

The growing season for non-evergreen trees such as oak is the time of year, from leaf emergence in the spring to fall yellowing. This period is marked by a strong activity of trees (growth, fruiting).
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But what do trees do in winter ?

It’s strange, a tree, in winter. Motionless, dark, emaciated. Alone, against a background of white and dull sky. Subjected by the hostile assaults of wind, cold, rain and snow too. What is it doing ? How does it spend time ? Is it waiting ? But what exactly ?
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February, spring is coming up…

In the month of February the sleeping oaks accumulate their strength in the roots, where most of the sap is concentrated while waiting to awaken at the arrival of spring.
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