The website on Arboretum des Pouyouleix and its collection of oaks is currently under development.
Created in 2003 by Béatrice Chassé and Gérard Lionet,
l’Arboretum des Pouyouleix covers 25 ha in the north
Dordogne region of France. Bordered on one side by the river
Côle, the altitudinal variation is from 270 to 210 m above
sea level. Situated between the Aquitaine basin and the
Massif Central, it is a metamorphic region in which the
soils are largely the product of mineral decomposition.
There are different soil types locally at the Arboretum
(although the pH is always below 7) : in the valleys as well
as alongside the river the soil is rich and deep whilst in
other places the soil is sandier and shallower and still
others are composed of a
coarse clay. Over the past 7 years rain fall has varied from
716 mm (2005) and 1021 mm (2007). The Arboretum is at the
northern limit of hardiness zone 8.
The Arboretum is open for guided tours from May through
October by appointment.
€10 per person; group rates available for groups of more
Les Pouyouleix, St. Jory de Chalais, 24800, France.
Telephone 05.53.62.13.53 from France; +18.104.22.168.13.53
To view a list of oaks currently in the collection, press here.