Decorating the Spruce of the Future and Finnish gingerbread

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The Spruce of the Future was planted in September 2017 at Viikki campus of the University of Helsinki as part of the national tree planting campaign celebrating Finland’s 100 years of independence. The seed of the Spruce of the Future originated from the Independence Spruce which was planted in Kaivopuisto, Helsinki in 1917 when Finland declared independency. FoMSci research group decorated the Spruce of the Future with Christmas lights.

We also baked and decorated some traditional Finnish gingerbread – “piparkakku”. We enjoyed the gingerbread with traditional Scandinavian spicy warm drink Glögi.

FoMSci research group congratulates 100 year old Finland and wishes Happy Christmas.

The original article (in Finnish) of the planting the Spruce of the Future is found at: