The Punkaharju Unit is internationally famous for its research on forest genetics, and practical applications of forest tree improvement methods. Management of exotic tree species and special trees is also studied at the research unit.
The Punkaharju, which include research and nature conservation areas, provide visitors with an insight into forest research and its results while at the same time enjoying the beautiful lake views and green forested landscapes.
Resorts in vicinity
From the Punkaharju Unit you can by means of public transportation or even on foot easily visit exhibitions, cultural events etc. in the vicinity.
Most important resorts:
Metla's infrastructure in Trees4Future-project:
- Cryopreservation laboratory
- Vegetative propagation laboratory
Finnish Forest Research Institute (Metla)
FI-58450 PUNKAHARJU, FINLAND
Tel: +358 29 532 2111
Customer Manager: Martti Venäläinen
Regional Communications Officer: Merja Lindroos