The new conservation area covers 34 hectares, and together with Lampila, they form a preserved forest of about 74 hectares with its ponds, hills, valleys, and brooks. The deal is of great significance also because there has only been a small number of forests placed under protection in the surroundings.
Mr Atte Kaasalainen, who had inherited Haveri, decided to sell the place for conservation because he considered it the best way of respecting the history of the place – and this was also the wish of his daughters.
Haveri is dominated by conifers with an approximately same amount of spruces and pines appearing there along with some deciduous trees growing especially in the vicinity of the old main building and the surrounding ruins as well as the section that used to serve as small fields. One could say that there has been no cuttings conducted in the area at all. There have been windfalls collected from the ground, however, but in a forest as old as this one, they are a renewable natural resource.
The new conservation area is to be called Haveri-Lampila, and the protection measures are part of the foundation’s Finland 100 campaign.
PHOTO: Anneli Jussila