Contact Information

Hyytiälä Forestry Field Station
Hyytiäläntie 124
FIN-35500 Korkeakoski
puh. +358 2941 20751

History in short



  • 1910: Finnish Government assigned the state-own forests around Hyytiälä as a practice area for forestry students, and the first students came to Hyytiälä. Accommodation was arranged in nearby houses, e.g. Kallenautio Inn
  • 1911-12: buildings of the old courtyard completed
  • 1935: the planting of memorial spruce stand to celebrate the 25th anniversary
  • 1948: the station was connected to the electric network
  • 1959: Institute-building with auditorium, laboratories and offices was completed
  • 1977: year-round use of Hyytiälä was enabled as the buildings A, B and C together with machinery halls were completed
  • 1995: SMEAR II-station was completed
  • 2010: the station joined the new Department of Forest Sciences


Progress of teaching and research at Hyytiälä

During the first decades, forestry teaching at Hyytiälä used to contain a lot of practical and often heavy field work such as digging ditches. The number of female students was low until 1980s, nowadays it is close to half.

The research activities intensified after the Institute-building was ready. In 1960s and 1970s, several PhD works were already conducted at Hyytiälä, and the number of research projects has increased ever since.