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Responsible and sustainable management
The Service Forêts (Forest Department), in cooperation with the Nature Conservation Agency (Administration de la Nature et des Forêts), manages and maintains the 1,055 hectares of forests owned by the City of Luxembourg in accordance with an annual management plan and a ten-year development plan. The municipal forests have been FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council) certified since 5 July 2007, attesting to the fact that they are managed responsibly.
What does the City of Luxembourg do with its timber?
Nowadays, the City of Luxembourg's timber resources are mainly used in the energy, paper manufacturing and construction sectors. Some of the timber is used directly by the City of Luxembourg's departments to make street furniture.
Any FSC® certified timber not used by the wood processing industry is collected, treated and marketed in the form of firewood. The Valobois project, which plays a key role in this area, contributes to social and professional reintegration and the local use of firewood. This wood is sold at the City of Luxembourg's recycling centre (Rue du Stade, L-2547 Luxembourg), which is open from 7:00 to 19:30 on weekdays, and from 8:30 to 18:00 on Saturdays.
For tips on wood burning, please refer to our page about fire wood.
A green belt with something for everyone
Walking and hiking, leisure activities, relaxation – more and more Luxembourg City residents are taking advantage of the pleasures offered by the forest areas adjoining the city. A large number of infrastructure elements have been put in place, including not only footpaths, but also play areas, discovery and fitness trails, as well as bridle and cycle paths. Please see our brochures "Promenades du Bambësch" (Walking in the Bambësch forest) and "Promenades Hamm et environs/Kockelscheuer" (Walking in Hamm and Kockelscheuer).