OUR FUTURE:

GROWING and protecting  FORESTS IN THE COUNTRY OF

THE NORTHERN LIGHTS

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Let us help you protect your own tree or grow it from a sapling. Grow a tree for yourself or gift it to someone.

Every tree matters!

 

Also in English! Our website is now also in English! Choose right language from page's upper right. 

 

Sustainable gifts from the online store SunSilva! Our online store is now available in English! Welcome! :) 

 

Take part in the afforestation work from the comfort of your home. Let us help you get involved in environmental work and contribute in the most convenient and comfortable way.

 

We offer a new approach to the protection and afforestation of the boreal forest. We are a 100% Finnish family business.

You can watch the video of our activities below!

 

We would like to thank Roni for the nice planting moments! What a responsible way to celebrate 10 years’ work anniversary on YouTube :)

 

Start doing your part to preserve nature, even one tree at a time for it has never been this easy!

 

With the help of our online store, you can easily take part in the Finnish work on the conservation of nature and climate worldwide.

Using our new #Carbon-freeYear (#Hiiletönvuosi) package, you can offset the carbon footprint of the average Finn with one purchase and get a certificate for it.

 

We accept payments through Finnish online banks, Mobilepay, Pivo, and Siirto as well as Walley invoice and installment services.

Now, we also accept international payments via PayPal.

 

The 2022 planting season has ended! Thanks a million to all of you! :)

 

The first carbon sink was completed on June 22, 2022, in the Northern part of Kuusamo - the village of Käylä. The famous national landscapes of the Karhunkierkos Trail in the Oulanka National Park and Rukatunturi ski resort are located nearby.

 

After this, both of our #Old-growthForest (#Ikimetsä) afforestation bases in Taivalkoski in Loukusa were completed. We also have our own trees growing there.

 

Finally, we got the decision on #TheBetterForest (#Parempimetsä) in our afforestation object in the Southern part of -Taivalkoski!

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IN THE NAME OF THE NATURE IN MY HOMELAND

I am Jori Alasirniö, a 33-year-old man and the founder of SunSilva. I live in the village of Sirniö, located on the border of Lapland, about a hundred kilometers from the Arctic Circle (and 170 kilometers from Santa Claus). Until now, I have earned my living mainly in the forest industry, working as a forest machine operator, a saplings attendant, a forest planter, and a forest fertilization specialist.

 

I come from a family for which the forest means a lot, and this was certainly one of the reasons why I ended up working in the forest industry. Nature has been a way of life for me and my family.

 

In general, all the aspects of our lives are somehow linked to nature and our forests.

What is nature to you?

 


For me, it's all the different smells, colors, sounds or even the silence. And not to  forget all the animals. Nature surprises with its beauty and power. Nature to me is autumn's bright mornings with sunrises that explode in colours of brilliance, nature is the magical force that brings the first bud of spring to life and we humans are part of nature!

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SunSilvan missio

SunSilva is a fully politically and religiously uncommitted company with the following goals:

  • to sequester carbon dioxide by increasing the forested area
  • to provide the animals and plants with untouched living areas
  • to reforest the areas damaged by the Paula storm
  • to employ locals
  • to offer individuals and companies easy options to directly help nature.
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PLANT THE PART OF THE BETTER FUTURE!  LET’S CREATE THE DIVERSIFIED FOREST OF THE FUTURE TOGETHER

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A JOINT EFFORT AGAINST CLIMAT CHANGE

It has been proven that planting trees is one of the most effective ways to fight against climate change.

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CHOOSE WHAT KIND OF FOREST YOU WANT TO CREATE

You can choose what kind of forest you want to create: you might opt for an old-growth forest, a regenerated forest, or a better forest.

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FOREST INDUSTRY EXPERT AT YOUR SERVICE

We are forest industry professionals with extensive experience in the field. We know our forest inside out.

Every tree matters

The world is changing at a breakneck speed, and there are many ways to help Mother Nature. This is our way to do it because we can!

Being Finnish is important to us, we want to see the forests growing with our own eyes and provide employment opportunities in Finland during all four seasons of the year.

 

We are a member company of the Association for Finnish Work, and our emission compensation service has been awarded the Key Flag symbol.

 

We all have something to give. Together with you, we can grow new forests with thousands of stories!

The power lies in cooperation! We can help Mother Nature in the easiest and most efficient ways. Every tree matters!

We are growing new forests, and it’s a long process. By maintaining and respecting the traditions and spirit of the place, we appreciate nature and the people we work with.

In addition to the afforestation service, we can sell the trees from our old-growth forests to you or your company! Together we can create protected areas with a unique atmosphere.

 

The forests you plant through SunSilva will grow for at least a hundred years!

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IT’S TIME TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE

Properly performed, emission compensations can be an effective and proven means of sequestering carbon dioxide. Photosynthesis is behind this phenomenon. We can speed up the rate of photosynthesis by increasing the forest area. The byproduct oxygen is produced during photosynthesis.
One solid cubic meter of wood binds about 1000 kg of carbon dioxide.


For now, I live in a clean environment with a proper climate and snowy winters. We want to ensure that our children and grandchildren also get to enjoy pure nature.


The ocean is made of drops, so we all can invest a comfortable amount of money in a common cause. Small actions and choices can help us achieve great results. None can do this alone.


Our government, companies, public administration, and consumers have taken serious steps toward improving ecology and increasing carbon neutrality. However, the tools and actions to combat climate change are often difficult to make, and/or expensive.


I can easily do my share, and so can you and other like-minded people and companies with the help of SunSilva.

WE AIM AT AN EFFICIENT AND PERMANENT INCREASING DIVERSITY

The intrinsic value of the forest is so much more than mere carbon sequestration. Apart from the visual appeal and cultural heritage, the forest offers a huge environmental capital! The extinction of species is another current threat, along with climate change.


SunSilva offers various tools to easily influence the future of us and our children.


We consider a willow tit the most threatened bird species. The willow tit was among the most abundant birds in Finland for a long time. However, intensive forestry works performed in the 2000s have caused a mild decline in the number of willow tits in 2015 and an extremely high decline in 2019! We now offer a new, vibrant living environment in the form of our very own trees and arbors.


The company Jätkä-Juho from the Finnish municipality Hyrynsalmi collaborates with us on this matter, which is very important to us. We cooperate with young and local entrepreneurs, and we want to build a solid and long-lasting cooperation network, where everyone can do things in a fair and honest way!

  • Based on current knowledge, one tree binds approximately 600 kg of carbon dioxide during its life cycle when planted on peat soil.
  • Finland accounts for approximately 200,000 hectares of peat and unused fields, which release large amounts of carbon dioxide instead of storing carbon. It is estimated that greenhouse gas emissions make up almost 13% of the total national emissions. Not to mention the wastelands!
  • Forest regeneration is stipulated in the legislation. The forest renewal obligation is fulfilled when the average length of saplings in a sufficiently dense and evenly distributed forest nursery is at least 0.5 meters. The forest nursery should be established in Southern Finland in 10 years and in Central Finland in 15 years. Earlier, the forest company, which the timber trade was made with, was responsible for forest regeneration. Nowadays, regeneration is a very slow process, which results in a poor-quality outcome.
  • We create forest areas that will never be destroyed! This ensures the true diversity of the forests because in a pristine forest you will encounter species that cannot be found in an intensively cultivated forest.

COME ALONG TO CREATE THE FOREST OF THE FUTURE

SunSilva aims at enhancing the forest area on suitable soils where planting has not been done or has somehow failed. The areas, which are suitable for planting, can serve as additional forest areas. They include old disused fields, meadows, disused peat production areas, and other wastelands.


We plant trees from Taivalkoski in Northern Finland. Now, both individuals and companies worldwide can use our online store services to invest in a common good cause.


SunSilva challenges companies to participate in domestic voluntary work on saving Mother Nature. Let’s make a joint effort to help nature according to the wishes and capacities of your company!


Place your order in the online store or contact us to learn more about planting or protecting trees or our global mission. We will be happy to answer all your questions about our work.

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