Seedlings planted in the area
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Dried peatland in Utti, near Kouvola, retired from peat production. Residual peat is still present in the area, causing carbon dioxide and methane emissions.
Ash fertilization has been applied to the area to achieve optimal nutrient balance.
Rehabilitation of ditches
Field ditches have been reconditioned to ensure a functioning water supply.
Seedlings are planted higher up in the area to ensure good growth.
Karhusuo was ash-fertilized with the left-over ash from the local power plant. Wood ash fixes the nutrient balance of peatlands creating an excellent setting for good growth. The ash-fertilization was carried out by Kone-Koskelainen from Lappeenranta. The ash was “locally produced” at the heating plant of VAPO’s Utti garrison.
Part of the area was also reversal mounded in order to turn the soil and plant the seedlings slightly above their habitat. This was handled by Maansiirto Mikko Porvari Ky.
Measures are performed on the peatlands as required, e.g. removal of willows at the top of the ditches.
The project has been successful and there are now more than 12,000 pine seedlings growing. The new seedlings have started growing swiftly.
Many thanks to everyone!
A big thank you to everyone involved in the project! Everyone can contribute to slowing down global warming through their own actions. Small things might sometimes feel meaningless, but keep in mind that change always starts with individuals.
By doing things differently, you can often affect others as well, enabling changes on a larger scale. This is just a start!
Here are a few of the companies involved in the project.
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