Since this contamination was first noticed on the Canal du Midi in 2006, the plane trees along the banks have been attacked by a very contagious fungus (ceratocystis platani) that can kill a tree in just a few months.
There is only one solution to stop the spread of this disease and that is to fell and incinerate the dead or infected trees, and plant new tree species.
You can also send a cheque in euros, payable to Mission Mécénat VNF, to the following address:
VNF, service mécénat
2 port Saint-Etienne, BP 7204
31073 Toulouse Cedex 7
Tax benefits for donations (French residents)
In making a donation to Voies Navigables de France (VNF), you are eligible for a tax reduction of 66% of the amount donated. Therefore, a donation of €150 will only actually cost you €51.