Video: Clear-cutting of trees around Hvitträsk museum stirs debate


Hvitträsk, a sprawling log studio complex designed and built by three leading Finland architects around 1903, is a popular tourist destination in the forests of Kirkkonummi, 30 kilometres west of Helsinki. This spring, visitors to the studio-home-turned-museum have been stunned to see that most of the tall trees around the ‘wilderness lodge’ have been felled, clear-cut style.

The state-owned Senate Properties has cut down nearly all the old-growth spruces along the road into Hvitträsk, sparking strong reactions among visitor, local residents and social media commentators.

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