It is a well-known fact that Dogmatix is the first canine environmentalist in history. A lover of trees, he cannot stop himself from crying when they suffer or from attacking anyone who dares harm them. Squareonthehypothenus, the Roman architect who had intended to destroy the forest in order to build his “Mansion of the Gods”, still smarts from Dogmatix’s reaction!

Nature loving and full of fun, the small dog has a new project that is particularly dear to him. From next week, in collaboration with the environmental associations Cœur de Forêt and Les Gardiens de l’Eau , the publishers Hachette and Les Editions Albert René will offer one umbrella pine tree kit with every purchase of two Asterix albums at all participating bookshops in France.

The collector’s plant pot, bearing the brand new logo “Idéfix – Ecolo et Rigolo” (“Dogmatix – Green and Grinning”), will hold three umbrella pine tree seeds (pinus pinea for those Latin scholars among you). An ideal gift from Dogmatix and his new friends, “Les Gardiens de l’Eau”. Present around the world in their mission to save the forests, these “Water Guardians” boast a motto which can but please Dogmatix: “Water is vital for trees, and trees are vital for life!”
Find out more about their adventures at and you too can become a water guardian with Cœur de Forêt.