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Forestry students donated a birch to TAMK to honour Finland’s 100-year independence

Forestry students donated a birch to TAMK to honour Finland’s 100-year independence

Trees have been planted throughout the year to honour Finland's 100-year independence. Now TAMK also received a tree when TAMK's forestry students donated a birch to TAMK. The tree was planted in front of the main auditorium window at TAMK's main campus on 8 November 2017.

Ari Vanamo, Markku Lahtinen and Hanna Turpeinen planting the tree.
Ari Vanamo, Markku Lahtinen and Hanna Turpeinen planting the tree.

TAMK's President Markku Lahtinen and Head of Degree Programme Ari Vanamo received the birch and thanked the forestry students for a fine gesture: "Planting a tree symbolises future and hope."

Vice-chair of the forestry students' association Hanna Turpeinen told the donation was a task of honour for the forestry students.

Vanamo and board member of the forestry students' association Saana Pitkänen told that they ended up selecting a silver birch.

– The silver birch is Finland's national tree and we thought it also fits best the selected place aesthetically. We already envisaged how it is possible to see the budding birch from the main auditorium window at the graduation ceremonies, Pitkänen told.

 

Published 10.11.2017