Fertilisation boosts growth and carbon sequestration

Good forest management includes many stages, but fertilisation is the fastest way for forest owners to increase forest growth and carbon sequestration. Growth-enhancing fertilisation improves tree growth and enhances carbon sequestration, which helps mitigate climate change. Appropriate fertilisation benefits both the environment and the forest owner’s finances.

The sale of growth fertilizers is suspended In Finland for the time being, as nitrogen fertilizers are currently not available for forest growth fertilization. We have now managed to purchase a batch of Metsäurea+ fertiliser for the summer 2023 growing season. Metsäurea+ fertilisers will be sold as long as the fertiliser is available. Ask your forestry expert for more details. Fertilisation with ash and boron are sold and carried out as normal.

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Request an offer on forest management from your local forest specialist. The forest specialist knows which forest management work needs to be carried out in your forest. Forest management includes for example the establishment of a new forest and young stand management. You can also request an offer in the Metsäverkko service. These services are only available in Finland.

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Growth-enhancing fertilisation is usually the choice for the fertilisation for mineral soils. This means applying nitrogen fertiliser, because the supply of nitrogen is usually the factor restricting tree growth on mineral soils. Meanwhile, peatlands usually contain plenty of nitrogen, but other nutrients may be in short supply or poorly balanced, which is why corrective fertilisation is used in such environments.

Nutrient deficiency can often be determined visually, based on the look of the trees. Our forest specialists can help you assess nutrient deficiencies.

The information on this page only applies to conditions in Finland.

Fertilisation stimulates growth

  • Fertilisation is a profitable investment

    Fertilisation is a profitable investment

  • More logs and shorter rotation with growth-enhancing fertilisation

    More logs and shorter rotation with growth-enhancing fertilisation

  • Ash fertilisation suits peatlands

    Ash fertilisation suits peatlands

  • Waterways and groundwater taken into account in fertilisation

    Waterways and groundwater taken into account in fertilisation