Our environmental work constantly continues within every branch and level of our operation.
Within our agriculture, the conservation of nature is done by optimizing fertilization via soil surveying, digested residue manure, minimizing the amount of transport through the fields and using plough-free farming with varied crop rotation.
We have also renovated 100 ha overgrown pastures that are today grazed by cattle for meat production.
Furthermore we plant set-aside strips and flower fields, not only for beauty but also to benefit our pollinating insects.
Within our forestry, we are preparing to become certified for environmentally friendly forestry. We use a so-called green forestry plan. When selecting which species to plant, we choose to plant more deciduous trees, clear more space to allow oak trees to grow freely, and set aside land for biopics of significance. We try to show consideration for both the public, the wild and the aesthetic. Furthermore, these last years we have cleared and cleaned overgrown plots as well as alongside the islets and the edges of fields. To increase our biodiversity further, we have experimented and planted alternative species of trees such as larch, balsam poplar, hybrid-aspen, beech and alder.
Another proof of our environmentally friendly approach is the outspoken goal of becoming self-supplied of heating, electricity and fuel.
The heating of the various houses on the estate is today provided by burning wood chips from our own forestry or wood pellets. We are self-supplied with electricity via our hydropower from Boda Kvarn and our solar cells. The only remaining goal to achieve is the self-supplying of fuel!
Since 1996 we have constructed, dug or drained 50 ha of wetlands to the joy and usefulness of our population of birds, other wildlife and insects, and the encapsulation of phosphorus and nitrogen.
Since a few years back, we have been establishing a new park environment containing trees, bushes, flower meadows etc., to benefit our pollinating insects and as a feast for the eyes.