HaliPuu forest is an old production forest that we saved from felling, which is why most of its trees are pines and birches. Bit by bit we hope to bring back the original diversity of species belonging to this area. Pine is, however, the perfect tree for this climate.
The Lappish pine is a resilient tree. It can stand the harsh conditions of our Arctic winters, when the temperature can drop to -35C and the northern lights dance in the night sky. Our pines bathe in the bright rays of the midsummer sun – which shines throughout the night. Natural forces and the short growing season allows Lapland’s trees to grow slowly, making them shorter than their cousins in the south, but much much stronger.
These beautiful trees can live to be hundreds of years old. The oldest pine in Finland grows in Lapland and is almost 800 years of age. Our HaliPuu-trees are still young, around 100 years, but perhaps our great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandchildren will witness Finland’s oldest pine tree right here in our forest.
Forest vibes and phytoncides
The Halipuu forest has an exceptionally kind and friendly energy. The forest is rich with nature’s offerings and delights us with a bounty of mushrooms and berries each year. The air within the forest is absolutely pure. This is why our trees are decorated with naava, a special type of lichen hanging from the branches. Naava is highly sensitive to air pollution and grows only in the cleanest of areas.
Not only is the air pure, it is also full of compounds emitted by pines called phytoncides. Breathing in phytoncides has impressive benefits on the human body. It decreases cortisol and adrenaline levels in the blood, lowers the blood pressure and increases the white cell count. Spending just two hours in a forest gives an effect that lasts for weeks!
Join us in the forest and experience the trees firsthand HERE.