We visited the #HiiliPuisto #carbon sequestration park in Jätkäsaari Helsinki for the autumn 2021 measurements of trees and they were doing great! We took also some additional soil samples to find out more. As recently our policy brief on general principles of such C parks was published (https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fenvs.2021.672468/full), the flagship national news program of YLE news made a story on the research, too.
Check out https://areena.yle.fi/1-50621874?seek=849 and read a more thorough story here https://yle.fi/uutiset/3-12116000!
Thanks to all the team of CarbonLane project and #HiiliPuisto projects for fruitful collaboration! The work was done in collaboration with Aalto University and University of Helsinki and City of Helsinki. The growing media was provided by all major Finnish growing media companies BiHii, Biolan, Carbofex and Kiteen Mato ja Multa, HSY, Kekkilä and Tieluiska. The Carbon Lane project was funded by EIT Climate-KIC and the first follow-up project of the park, #Hiilipuisto, by Maiju ja Yrjö Rikalan Puutarhasäätiö. Thank you all, let's keep up the good work!
Soon we will report the findings of 2020-2021, the first years after the park was established. But we'll continue the follow up in coming decades!