Indeed, 2 times more.First, Notre Dame of Paris is the most visited monument, not just in France, but of EUROPE. Yes even more than the Eiffel tower.
There are other proposals, as the Syndicat filière bois (SFB) , which brings together the forestry operators.
Also an idea has arisen: that each forest owner in France gives an oak for the reconstruction, on the initiative of the Fransylva foundation, which brings together the 3.5 million private owners of forests in France.
"French forests, public and private, are mobilized "for this jewel of medieval architecture, summarized to AFP Michel Druilhe, president of the France Wood Forest Interprofession.
Some "1.5 million cubic meters of oak are sawn each year in France," he added. What to cover several cathedrals. "If France can offer French oaks, it is thanks to the availability in the forests of Orléans, Allier, Bourgogne, Grand-Est, Normandie or Ile-de-France as Montmorency and Compiègne",he said. That is a total of several million hectares of oaks, on the 17 million hectares of forests that France has.
"The raw material is the same as a thousand years ago.The quality of the oaks used under Saint Louis is the same as today", he said.
Notre Dame requires between 3000 and 5000 cubic meters of oak compared to the 1,5 million cubic meters produced by the France each year.