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Club and Kotkamills plant 26 trees in Finnish village to mark Teemu Pukki's goal tally in 2020-21

5 June 2021

Norwich City and its sustainability partner Kotkamills have planted a tree in Pyhtää, Finland for every goal striker Teemu Pukki scored in the 2020-21 Sky Bet Championship season.

To coincide with World Environment Day on June 5 and reinforce the club's commitment to becoming a more sustainable organisation, the park in South Kymelaakso will contain 26 hardwood trees to mark Pukki's goal tally during the Canaries title-winning campaign, which saw them promoted back to the Premier League.

Head of commercial operations at Norwich City, Sam Jeffery, said: "It’s with great pride that we are able to plant these 26 trees alongside our sustainability partner Kotkamills in honour of World Environment Day to remember this season and Teemu’s achievements. As a club, we’re committed on a long-term journey towards being more sustainable, and this is another chapter in that story.

Chief executive officer of Kotkamills, Markku Hamalainen, said: "We share the same virtues and strengths that are found in Teemu Pukki and in the trees to be planted. Football in Kotka and the Kotka-based forest industry are deeply rooted in tradition, are cutting edge, and produce state-of-the-art products. The goal-scoring talent and the expertise of Kotka can be proudly exported to Europe’s biggest stadiums and to global markets.” 

"Teemu has led superbly this season and we wanted to find a way to honour his achievement of 26 goals with a lasting gesture."

To find out more about what the club is doing to become a more sustainable organisation, click here.

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