Projects

Read about our reforestation project!


Project Hard Wood

Why plant trees in Finland?

The value of forest is not measured in cubic metres. If you have found yourself on the Wanderdicks website, it is probable that you have had powerful experiences of peace and empowerment in the woods. Forest is also keeping the world breathing. In slowing climate change, forest is the single most effective way to bind carbon dioxide from air.

Sadly, the majority of the world’s forests have disappeared. In the years 1990-2016, the world lost 1,3 millions of square kilometres of forest – every hour, 1000 football fields were cut down. Considering the value of forest for the ecosystem, for the climate and for the individual, this is a great loss.

In Finland, we have a lot of trees. More accurately, 4 hectares per person. That’s the most trees per person in Europe, and also in the nordic countries. The forest economy in Finland is managed in a very sustainable way, when assessed on a global scale, although also in Finland we don’t really know how much forest can be cut down in order to meet the agreed carbon emission goals. Also, most of Finnish forests are kept mainly for economic purposes, and the amount of old-growth forest is minimal – less than 5% of all our woods, and less than 0,1% in southern Finland. This has caused species living in old-growth forests are to become endangered – many are already extinct.

Forest not only benefits all people, it also benefits individuals. Increasing scientific evidence shows the health benefits of greenspace exposure. They are both physical, (such as decrease in blood pressure) and psychological, (e.g. reduction in symptoms of stress, depression and anxiety). 

We will plant trees!

Wanderdicks have woken to face the problem and we’ve decided to do our part. Our goal is to create forest on land areas that are currently without trees. We’ll buy the land area, for example land that is no longer used in agriculture, and trees will be planted there – trees that otherwise would not grow. Our aim is not to cut down or sell the forest for economic benefit, but to let it grow old, so that trees will bind carbon. We want to plant the trees in Finland, so that we can ensure  In the really long run, Finland will have a far more old-growth forest, benefitting the climate, the ecosystem and individuals visiting there. 

Juha Sipilä, our former prime minister, suggested that young Finns should plant 10 million trees. Wanderdicks will start!

Current stage

We are collecting money, from donations and by working as an association, mainly for purchasing land. Several offers have already been placed, but not yet succesfully. When a suitable land is bought, Dicks armed with ‘pottiputki’s (tool for tree planting) are deployed! 

If you want to be involved in the project, please contact us by email: wanderdicks@gmail.com


Projects


Project Hard Wood

Why plant trees in Finland?

The value of forest is not measured in cubic metres. If you have found yourself on the Wanderdicks website, it is probable that you have had powerful experiences of peace and empowerment in the woods. Forest is also keeping the world breathing. In slowing climate change, forest is the single most effective way to bind carbon dioxide from air.

Sadly, the majority of the world’s forests have disappeared. In the years 1990-2016, the world lost 1,3 millions of square kilometres of forest – every hour, 1000 football fields were cut down. Considering the value of forest for the ecosystem, for the climate and for the individual, this is a great loss.

In Finland, we have a lot of trees. More accurately, 4 hectares per person. That’s the most trees per person in Europe, and also in the nordic countries. The forest economy in Finland is managed in a very sustainable way, when assessed on a global scale, although also in Finland we don’t really know how much forest can be cut down in order to meet the agreed carbon emission goals. Also, most of Finnish forests are kept mainly for economic purposes, and the amount of old-growth forest is minimal – less than 5% of all our woods, and less than 0,1% in southern Finland. This has caused species living in old-growth forests are to become endangered – many are already extinct.

Forest not only benefits all people, it also benefits individuals. Increasing scientific evidence shows the health benefits of greenspace exposure. They are both physical, (such as decrease in blood pressure) and psychological, (e.g. reduction in symptoms of stress, depression and anxiety). 

We will plant trees!

Wanderdicks have woken to face the problem and we’ve decided to do our part. Our goal is to create forest on land areas that are currently without trees. We’ll buy the land area, for example land that is no longer used in agriculture, and trees will be planted there – trees that otherwise would not grow. Our aim is not to cut down or sell the forest for economic benefit, but to let it grow old, so that trees will bind carbon. We want to plant the trees in Finland, so that we can ensure  In the really long run, Finland will have a far more old-growth forest, benefitting the climate, the ecosystem and individuals visiting there. 

Juha Sipilä, our former prime minister, suggested that young Finns should plant 10 million trees. Wanderdicks will start!

Current stage

We are collecting money, from donations and by working as an association, mainly for purchasing land. Several offers have already been placed, but not yet succesfully. When a suitable land is bought, Dicks armed with ‘pottiputki’s (tool for tree planting) are deployed! 

If you want to be involved in the project, please contact us by email: wanderdicks@gmail.com


Tuomas Paavolainen Tmi