Trees Near Us
The research project “Trees Near Us” explores what makes some individual trees important to people. We want to find out what kind of connections are between trees and people, how do they for and how they can be seen in everyday life personally and culturally.
Research project is taking place in Finland and in the Netherlands. Finland and Netherlands represent contrasts in forest cover while still sharing a lot of similar cultural values. This combination makes them an interesting pair to compare how people feel about trees in their environment. Project is being led by the University of Eastern Finland and University of Turku (Finland) and Wageningen University (the Netherlands) are taking part to the study.
Research group description
Researchers (from left to right) Kaisa Vainio, Karoliina Lummaa, Aino Korrensalo and professor Eeva-Stiina Tuittila.
Group members - UEF
Eeva-Stiina Tuittila Professor , Faculty of Science and Forestry, School of Forest Sciences
Aino Korrensalo Postdoctoral Researcher , Faculty of Science and Forestry, School of Forest Sciences
Kaisa Vainio Early Stage Researcher , Faculty of Science and Forestry, School of Forest Sciences