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V. A. Kolehmainen


Kolehmainen V.A. (1956). Vehkatallinmaa. Silva Fennica no. 90 article id 4669. https://doi.org/10.14214/sf.a9116

English title: Vehkatallinmaa, a successful reforestation area in Central Finland.


In 1933, forest fire caused by locomotive sparkle burned about 600 hectares of forest in a forest district named Vehkatallinmaa, in Central Finland. In 1934–36, the burned area was reforested, using different sowing and planting methods. At the same time, areas with poor runoff were drained. The results from reforestation throughout the area have been good. Also, natural regeneration of coniferous trees, especially Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) has occurred. Even deciduous trees, especially birch (Betula sp.), have regenerated naturally in the area. The forests are an evidence of the adaptability of broadcast sowing on snow crust as a method of reproduction.

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Original keywords
metsäpalot; metsitys; kylvö; luontainen uudistuminen

English keywords
forest fire; regeneration; sowing; natural regeneration

Published in 1957

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