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Vesijako Research Forest

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Burning the forest for restoration

Vesijako Research Forest represents the area of southern boreal forests with a long tradition of management for timber production and related research. Recently, research has been increasingly focused on restoring and managing biodiversity in production forests.

Facts

Contact

Pekka Helminen

Year

1922 -

Lat./Long.

61°23'N; 25°02'E

Alt.

100-170 m a.s.l.

Area

1700 ha

Forest (EUNIS
habitat classes)

G3.A [Picea] taiga woodland
G3.B [Pinus] taiga woodland
G3.D Boreal bog conifer woodland
G4.1 Mixed swamp woodland
G4.2 Mixed taiga woodland with [Betula]


Environment

In the network of Metla's research forests, Vesijako represents the south boreal forests in the inland lake district of South Finland and it neighbours a near-natural, strict nature reserve (115 ha) and has several others in the vicinity. Vesijako is located north of the cities of Lahti (60 km) and Helsinki (140 km). The forests are characterized by medium to well productive upland and drained peatland sites that support fairly dense and highly stocked stands.

CONTACTS

Finnish Forest Research Institute
Vesijako Research Forest
Saarelantie 1
FI-16970 EVO

FURTHER INFORMATION

Pekka Helminen
Forestry Engineer

Updated: 11.07.2012 /UHel  |  Photo: Erkki Oksanen, Metla, unless otherwise stated  |  Copyright Metla  |  Feedback