Ruinart's Champagne vineyards are converted to agroforestry

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Reforest'Action and the Maison Ruinart have initiated an agroforestry programme where trees and shrubs will be planted in the middle of the vineyards : green islands and bushes will enrich biodiversity by providing habitat for beneficial fauna for grape.

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The method consists in mixing wine rows with local tree species, hornbeam, hawthorn, dogwood, viburnum, willow, rowan, beech and linden ; it is also an opportunity for site recolonization by animals whose life cycles favour wine culture : ladybird, lacewing, bird or bat.  

Ruinart and Reforest'Action will plant twenty-five thousand trees on the one hundred acre of Taissy vineyards and the luxury house will pull out one percent of vine plants to implement intra-plot hedges. The plan will extend over several years and Ruinart plans to support its grape deliverers to settle similar programmes on their own vineyards.

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Wednesday 9 June 2021, 09:33