The urban see them through the window of a plane. The brave dare to wander beyond the asphalt and embrace the age-old truth with all of their senses: Finland is covered in forest. So what does this mean?
Hardly any forest management work is performed in winter, but the planning begins months before the actual season. Operations supervisors, who organise forestry work, get down to planning the next season in November or December at the very latest.
Experienced entomologist Erkki Laurinharju knows that beetle traps sometimes remain empty in commercial forests, but in UPM’s Harviala forests this has never happened during the 12 years of the current research project.
In September 2016, some pulsatilla patens seedlings from UPM’s tree nursery in Joroinen were planted in Ahvenisto, Hämeenlinna. Pulsatilla patens is an endangered protected species and the regional flower of the Tavastia Proper region.