UPM invests in forest regeneration

8 November 2006 — Helsinki (FIN): UPM is investing in the quality of forest regeneration and cost efficiency and is expanding its nursery at Joroinen in Finland.

Construction of a new 21,500 sq ft plastic greenhouse and the expansion of the outdoor area is underway and completion is scheduled for next spring.

 

After completion, the nursery will produce 13 million seedlings a year and will be used to regenerate about 7,000 hectares of UPM forest land and that of forest service customers.

 

Jyrki Kangas, director of forestry and land management said: "We believe that the investment in seedling production and development of forest regeneration methods will increase the productivity of the forests significantly."