In the heart of Natural reserve
Regional of the Mounts of Ardèche









T'he average altitude of Boutieres is appropriate admirably for Chestnuts, the tree emblematic of Ardeche... But one meets there also the Beeches, the Oaks (Chassanh, Roure, Blache...) and the pines Douglas...
The various flowers and plants are so numerous that it is difficult to name here them all... Among those which mark more our seasons by coloring our landscapes and which one will meet almost everywhere, one can quote the Narcisse, the Violet, the Digital one, the Gentian, but also brooms and Heathers...

THE CHESNUT: The breadfruit tree.
This tree was the base of the rural economy a long time, providing heating and sawlog and principal food for the men and the cattle lasting all major the part of the year.
This Ardeche of sweet chestnut, it is especially Ardeche of the men, that of the workers of silence. They worked, engraved these sides of mountain, makes truly their ground of their hands; here all is only impressed of the man, his genius and more still of its unceasingly renewed labour.
(text drawn from the book chestnut and sweet chestnut of Ardèche of Jacky Reyne)

THE MULBERRY TREE is a tree originating in China ans was introduced in France to the XIII. The sheets of mulberry trees are useful has to nourish the bands of Bombyx or silkworm. Those, high in the magnaneries, are surrounded of a cocoon of viscous substance: natural silk. At the time of one of your excursions you will see at the edge of a river an old grinding.
HENRY IV : "Not of mulberry trees, not of silk, not manufacturing industry."
OLIVIER DE SERRE : "This tree is for the man one most useful which exists, it gives him its sheets which make him collect most invaluable and most beautiful of the textiles, its fruit which it can eat and which is used to nourish the animals, a bark from which it draws from what to dress itself, a wood which it uses to furnish and it still used to heat it and make cook its food."

THE ELDER TREE : The tree with fritters.
Initially shrub of wet places, is little colonized the villages while settling in the ruins and the debris where it thrives in spite of the lack of ground. This tree with the thousand sunshades strongly marked the spirits. Devoted to the god thunder, THUNAR, in scandinavian mythology, it was often planted close to the houses because one lent the capacity to him to move away the lightning, to drive out the insects and even the ghosts. In France, it was associated an disastrous image due certainly to the fact that Judas after its treason would have been hung with an elder tree. Among Celts, it was strongly related to the worship of the dead ones : its wood was used for the magic flute which made it possible to communicate with the late hearts.'.

(Drawn from the book of the superstitions - Eloise Mozzani - Robert Laffont)

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