UPM to expand its seedling production in Finland and Uruguay
UPM expands its nursery in Joroinen, Finland and builds a second nursery in Uruguay according to a press release from the company. These expansions are said to secure the availability of high quality seedlings and seed material, which is the basis for successful tree cultivation both for the boreal forests as the plantations in the southern hemisphere.
The expansion of the Joroinen nursery includes a new greenhouse to be taken into use during summer 2011. The first seedlings from the new greenhouse will be planted in the UPM-owned forests and in the forests of the forest service customers during the 2012 planting season. Joroinen nursery was founded in 1980 and it employs about 30 persons during the peak time.
Forestal Oriental, UPM’s plantation company in Uruguay, builds a new nursery in Guichón, in the department of Paysandu. The new nursery is estimated to be ready in March 2012 and it will employ about 100 people.
Forestal Oriental produces seedlings of two different eucalyptus species – Eucalyptus grandis from cuttings and Eucalyptus dunnii mainly from seeds. The new nursery enables the production of Eucalyptus dunnii from rooted cuttings. Forestal Oriental’s San Francisco nursery in Paysandu continues its operation.