Forest of Tronçais
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|Forêt de Tronçais|
|Area||10,600 ha (41 sq mi)|
|Elevation||205–360 m (673–1,181 ft)|
|Designation||ZNIEFF, Réseau Natura 2000, réserve biologique intégrale|
The Forest of Tronçais (
Within the forest boundaries are the communes of
The massif is located in the
Located in the INF (inventaire national forestier) "sylvoecoregion" of " Boischaut et Champagne berrichonne ", the forest constitutes the most part of the massif du Tronçais, which spans about 1,200 ha (3,000 acres).
Rainfall is between 800 and 900 mm. Average temperature is 10 °C (50 °F).
The massif has a general north-west orientation, with slight slopes, except in the massif de La Bouteille and stream hollows. Altitudes vary from 205 m (NW) to 360 m (au Bois laid).
There are four big areas : l'Armenanche (east), la Réserve (center), les Landes blanches (NW) and la Bouteille (SW). Several enclaves have created " open areas ". The contours of the écotone/lisières massif are very rugged.
Beside streams, two rivers fare through the massif : la Marmande and la Sologne. 5 ponds :
These are spring sources that have been arranged by humans over time:
There are about 100 springs.
The forest is located on the southern limit of the