Embracing fallen trees for natural harmony

Aulanko Golf


Written by: Kari Kuivasaari

When trees fall due to weather or other factors in areas outside of the playing area, we have made the decision to leave them to undergo natural processes rather than removing them. By leaving these trees, they provide a valuable habitat and shelter for a diverse range of organisms such as insects and small mammals.

Decaying wood also helps return nutrients back into the local soil, enriching the ecosystem and supporting the growth of plants and fungi, while acting as a food source for organisms that thrive on deadwood.

Furthermore, the deadwood helps store carbon and reduces soil erosion, especially on steep slopes or near bodies of water. It accomplishes this by decreasing excessive water runoff and allowing sediment to accumulate around its structures.

Trees have been left untouched in the forested areas on various sides of the course and bring clear benefits to the surrounding ecosystem. The pictured tree fell over more than 10 years ago and continues to offer a multitude of benefits to this day.

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